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Eva Zettervall

"The graphic handicraft is of course important but it is probably even more vital to find a form corresponding to one's experiences and to release the immediate visual effect which is supposed to strike the observer with full strength.

The human being is after all the most important and the most inevitable element in Eva Zettervall's imagery. We see her with all her internal loneliness and external vulnerability. But it is also man as an animal and the animal with human traits. In these identifications she finds vulnerability and innocence but also exploitation and violations. Her animals and human beings are real but also mysterious. They appear together and become one creature. Keen and totally independent they move freely in all kinds of human borderlands.

Portraits are a regularly recurring feature in her artistry, she intensely observes and scrutinizes herself, what is personal and universal, predictable and unforeseen. We meet people who carry all their former faces within themselves. Her personality is a conglomeration of all her earlier experiences, even if we just can see the absolutely latest expression. In the eyes and shadowy landscape of the skin all the movements of life are depicted. The invisible and the obvious. "

Although there are violent elements you can of course also find gentleness and the light of fervent love. These elements are just as obvious as the cruel and burlesque ones. You develop a strong understanding of the fact that you have to improve your patience if what you want to achieve shall not be damaged or lost in the process.

Eva Zettervall's pictures always arouse a lot of questions which make me sharpen my vision even more. What is really going on?"

These quotations are taken from an introduction to Eva Zettervall written by Thomas Kjellgren in the catalogue for the exhibition Great Graphics at the Grafikens hus (the House of Graphics) in Mariefred, Sweden.


1941 Born in Boden, Sweden
1973-1979 Studied at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm
Live in Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Solo Exhibition

2010 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden (presentation in Swedish)
Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden
Galleri Gröna Paletten, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Galleri Lindqvist, Arkelstorp, Sweden
2008 Konstforum, Norrköping, Sweden
Edvik´s Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
Galleri Stockselius, Skövde, Sweden
Lagos, Nigeria
2007 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
Konsthallen Pelles Lusthus, Nyköping, Sweden

Virserums konsthall, Sweden
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Lindqvist, Sweden
Grafikens hus, Mariefred, Sweden

2005 Galleri Tvärgatan, Skara, Sweden
Skellefteå Konsthall, Nordanå Kulturcentrum, Skellefteå, Sweden
Anna Nordlanders museum, Skellefteå, Sweden
Sandvikens konsthall, Sweden
2004 Sandviken´s Art Hall, Sweden
Varberg Art Hall, Sweden
Galleri Persson, Malmö, Sweden
2003 Culturen Norrköping, Sweden
2002 Enköping Art Hall, Sweden
2002 Tomarps Kungsgård, Kvidinge, Sweden
Galleri Lindqvist, Bromölla, Sweden
Exhibition in Råma, Gotland, Sweden
2001 Gröna Paletten, Stockholm, Sweden
Tidaholms litografiska museum, Tidaholm, Sweden
Galleri Smedhamre, Uppsala, Sweden
1999 Galleri Krister Fahl, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Galleri Boibrino, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Bergman, Malmö, Sweden
Galleri Bergman; Göteborg, Sweden
1991 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
1990 Galleri Boibrino, Stockholm, Sweden
1988 Galleri Boibrino, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Public Commissions

Mariatorget´s underground station, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Public Collections

Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, Sweden
The National Swedish Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Gothenburg Museum of Art
Malmö Museum of Art
Sundsvall Museum of Art


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