Lars Arrhenius was a Swedish artist, working with painting and animation. By using pictograms, the kind of stereotypical figures and universal symbols used for public information signs, and media, Arrhenius’ serial, graphic installations and animations merge a diagrammatic with a social narrative – to show his special judicious blend of austerity and ironic humour to contrast the world around him.
Selected exhibitions include: tyst vår (Quiet spring), curated group exhibition, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden (2020); Welcome to the biosphere, with Eric Ericson, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm, Sweden (2019), The Ugly Troll and The Stupid Human, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark (2019); Samhällsteater, Gallery of contemporary Digital Art, Malmö, Sweden (2018); Society Theatre, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany, Galleri Specta, Cophenhagen, Denmark (2016); svarte Bubblar (Black Bubbles), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2012), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2011), The Dark Room, Åbo Konstmuseum, Åbo, Finland (2011).
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