LG Lundberg STÄNGSEL (Fences) <<

LG Lundberg´s exhibition at MAGASIN III, Stockholm
February 7 - June 6, 2004

LG Lundberg´s exhibition Fences at Magasin3 Stockholm Konsthall.
Installation image - Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz

For six years, from 1973 to 1979, the artist LG Lundberg devoted himself entirely to painting one single motif, fences against a dark background. The fence motif eventually evolved into a shape which he turned into objects and sculptures.

“Now that MAGASIN III is featuring LG Lundberg’s fence paintings, it is like rediscovering a forgotten, unique and extremely condensed oeuvre from this period,” says David Neuman, curator of the exhibition and director of Magasin 3. The works from those six years have never before been exhibited comprehensively.

This exhibition presents 50 fence paintings and objects, together with works that can be seen as a prelude to the fence period.

LG Lundberg´s exhibition Fences at Magasin3 Stockholm konsthall. Click on the picture for an enlarged version of one of the fence paintings.
Installation image Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz

LG Lundberg
Installation image - Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz

Before LG Lundberg devoted himself to fences, he made detailed paintings influenced by pop art and neo-realism.

Oil on canvas by LG Lundberg. Click on the painting for an enlarged version. Mahogany object in suitcase, 1976 by LG Lundberg. Click on the picture for an enlarged version. Oil on canvas by LG Lundberg. Click on the painting for an enlarged version.
Den gamla strykerskan, 1968,
oil on canvas, cloth
100 x 81 cm,
Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz
Mahogany object in suitcase, 1976   
74 x 53 x 17 cm, ed. 1/3,
Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz
Neonljuset, 1971,
oil on canvas
73 x 62 cm,
1 of 4 paintings,
Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz

Today, he is known primarily for his paintings of the Stockholm archipelago, characterised by formal and colouristic reductions and a photographic quality. LG Lundberg’s unrelenting work on one single motif in the 1970s stands out in the history of Swedish art. His enterprise is fascinating but also provokes questions. As Olle Granath comments:

"There is a rich plurality, and deciding one’s own position – within or without – grows increasingly difficult. The question is if one is fenced in or fenced out. But the artist has found his answer, he has found poetic licence, regardless of which side of the fence he is on."

LG Lundberg has been frequently exhibited since the mid-1960s. In 2003 he had solo shows at the Konsthall in Hishult and Gallerie Flach in Stockholm. He has also exhibited abroad, in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Germany. Lundberg is represented in several collections, including those of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Moderna Museet,Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm and the Gothenburg Museum of Art.

In conjunction with the exhibition a richly illustrated catalogue will be published, with texts by Olle Granath, former director of Statens Konstmuseer, and Elisabeth Millqvist, assistant curator at Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.

The text above is taken from the text written to the exhibition STÄNGSEL.

More information about the Art Hall:

In the presentation LG Lundberg - the Artist of the Quarter and in The Gallery of LG Lundberg there are several motifs from the Stockholm archipelago.

In LG Lundberg´s biography there is more to read about LG Lundberg´s artistic ability.

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