Eva Zettervall

The artist Eva Zettervall  © Photo: No WaIT AB
Eva Zettervall © Photo: No WaIT AB

“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.

Biography

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


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Kungsbacka konsthall, Sweden

2018
Galleri Lindkvist, Arkeltorp, Sweden
S:ta Anna Art Hall, Sweden

2017
Konstforum, Norrköping, Sweden
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden

2016
Borlänge Modern, Sweden
Galleri Lindkvist, Arkeltorp, Sweden

2014
“Julie och Jean & Röda rummet”, Tomarps Kungsgård, Kvidinge, Sweden
Mujeres/Imaginación y realidad, Querétaro, Mexico

2013
“Julie och Jean & Röda rummet”, Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden (presentation in Swedish)
Galleri konst, Karlstad, Sweden
Konstlitografiska museet, Tidaholm, Sweden
“Fröken Julie” Konstforum, Norrköping, Sweden
“Fröken Julie”, Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden

2012
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
Galleri S, Östersund, Sweden
Galleri Ängeln, Lund, Sweden
Konstforum, Norrköping, Sweden

2011
Galleri Stockselius, Skövde, Sweden

2010
Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden (presentation in Swedish)
Galleri Gröna Paletten, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
Galleri Lindqvist, Arkelstorp, Sweden

2008
Konstforum, Norrköping, Sweden
Edvik Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden
Galleri Stockselius, Skövde, Sweden
Lagos, Nigeria

2007
Härnösand Art Hall
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg
Konsthallen Pelles Lusthus, Nyköping

2006
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden
Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Lindqvist, Sweden
Virserum Art Hall, Sweden
Grafikens hus, Mariefred, Sweden

2005
Galleri Tvärgatan, Skara, Sweden
Skellefteå Art Hall, Skellefteå, Sweden
Anna Nordlanders Museum, Skellefteå, Sweden
Sandviken Art Hall, Sweden

2004
Sandvikens Art Hall, Sweden
Varberg Art Hall, Sweden
Galleri Persson, Malmö, Sweden

2003
Culturen, Norrköping, Sweden

2002
Enköping Art Hall, Sweden
Tomarps Kungsgård, Kvidinge, Sweden
Galleri Lindqvist, Bromölla, Sweden

2001
Gröna Paletten, Stockholm, Sweden
Tidaholms litografiska museum, Tidaholm, Sweden
Galleri Smedhamre, Uppsala, Sweden

2000
Konstens hus, Luleå, Sweden
Växjö Art Hall, Sweden

1999
Galleri Krister Fahl, Stockholm, Sweden
Norrtälje Art Hall, Sweden

1995
Galleri Boibrino, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Bergman, Malmö, Sweden
Galleri Bergman, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden

1993
Kalmar Museum, Kalmar, Sweden

1992
Boden Art Hall, Sweden
Galleri Smedhamre, Uppsala, Sweden

1991
Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden

1990
Galleri Boibrino, Stockholm, Sweden

1988
Galleri Boibrino, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Smedhamre, Uppsala, Sweden

1980
Galleri Blanche, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Public Art Commissions

Mariatorgets subway station, Stockholm, Sweden


Public Collections in Sweden

Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Malmö Museum
Skövde Konstmuseum
Kalmar Museum
Sundsvalls Museum


Awards

Museum Anna Nordlander´s Prize


Artist of the Quarter – Enjoy Scandinavian Art


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