Lars Arrhenius | the artist
The artist Lars Arrhenius
Born 1966, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lives and works in Stockholm, .
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Arrhenius uses his paintings and animations to tell short stories of life’s small incidents. He renders visible man’s existential conditions in the big city, illustrating how the peculiar logic of chance can have a crucial impact on life…
Works and biography
ars Arrhenius’ A-Z launched Peer’s premises in Hoxton Street in 2002 with his large scale version of the familiar London A-Z map. This intricate graphic wall piece comprises 18 characters in scenarios that evolve through more than 250 illustrations. The narratives traverse and intersect across the map horizontally, vertically and diagonally in a web-like formation reminiscent of the underground network. From the tragic to the romantic, the absurd to the cynical, these stories encapsulate the complexity of the city in an entirely fresh visual language…
The beginning of a picture story: a young man walks along a footpath. There are no words, no shadows, just a string of computer generated images which look like bathroom tiles on the wall – square, flat and clean – in grey, pink, bright olive, bright umber and turquoise…