Collection: Tomas Gustavsson
Tomas Gustavsson was born in 1958. He is educated at Västerås Art School and Art College in Stockholm.
Tomas has shown solo exhibitions at, among others, Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Västerås and Stockholm, Galleri Wallner in Malmö, Galleri KAZ in Västerås and Galleri Helle Knudsen in Stockholm. He has received scholarships from the Swedish Visual Artists' Fund, Västmanland County Council and the City of Västerås.
The environments in my paintings are often taken from Härjedalen and Dalarna. What I do is not meant to be a depiction of sparsely populated areas, I use the landscape more as a background to different scenes, where the paintings are like frozen film clips taken from a sequence of events. It can be B-movie and low budget in my painted movies. I think that paintings are associated with a kind of disappearance.