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About Timja 2017-10-12T17:51:52+00:00

timja femling swedish contemporary artistAbout the Artist

Timja Femling (b. 1983) grew up in Krokstrand by the Iddefjord, on the Swedish west coast, later on in Karlskrona on the east coast.

I am living and working in Malmoe, Sweden, with my studio located at Flöjen, an artist collective situated in the industrial area Norra Sorgenfri.

Take a look at this video about me and my work.

 

What’s New!

Since I received Move Passionship from Move Management earlier this year, I will be working with them during the rest of the year. Not yet decided in what form except that they will use my artwork in their profile and in their educational material.

For a video about Move Passionship and what it is all about, click here.

About my Work

For me, color is crucial. There was a time when I didn’t feel comfortable using color, but that time has past and now color equals where my inspiration begins.

To find the absolute breaking point.

What you can manage to squeeze into a limited area and where the vibrating meeting between equally strong colors become almost physically tangible. Patterns, shapes, and colors communicating nothing and everything.

The most important thing always is for me to feel passionately for what I do. To be able to flee into my own world and there be fully absorbed by that which is not the reality.

I’ve always been interested in that which is not obviously appealing to the eye, I often find the disturbing very amusing. Like the blotchy appearance of a Hawaii shirt, or maybe the meeting between signal red and grass green.

Forms and shapes in nature have also been a great source of inspiration, not always in the way it actually appears maybe more in the way you imagine or dream of it, like the illusion of a paradise out of reach.

Exhibitions and Other Projects


Here are my current and upcoming exhibitions as well as exhibitions and other projects that I have been part of in the past. I am currently planning for late fall 2017 and 2018, so get in touch.

2017

  • Upcoming, Karlskrona Konsthall (group exhibition)
  • ! The Tutti Frutti Paintings (Part Two) On Summer Vacay !, Kv Kvarnen, Höganäs/Sweden (solo exhibition)
  • Publication, Little Finger, Art magazine
  • Move Passionship, Grant
  • The City of Malmoe, Studio Grant

2016

  • I Heart See You Spirit, Varbergs lasarett, Varberg/Sweden (solo exhibition)
  • Oh My! The Tutti Frutti Head! Makeriet, Malmoe/Sweden (solo exhibition)

2015

  • Ekva(tio)n, Galleri CC, Malmoe/Sweden (group exhibition)

2014

  • I Play Color Wild, Candyland, Stockholm/Sweden (solo exhibition)
  • Artist in Residence, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing/China
  • Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Travel Grant
  • The Department of Cultural Grants the City of Malmoe

2013

  • The City of Malmoe, Studio Grant
  • Gislaveds konsthall, Gislaved/Sweden

2012

  • CC Winter Special, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmoe/Sweden
  • Limited ECHOES, Studio 44, Stockholm/Sweden
  • Flickan och havssköldpaddan, props for scenography, Teater Albatross, Tokalynga/Sweden (Awarded Best Set Design at the Smolensk Theatre Biennial in Russia 2014)

2011

  • Höstsalongen, Skånes konstförening, Malmoe/Sweden
  • CC Sommarupplaga, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmoe/Sweden
  • Text, Papi, literary magazine

2010

  • Text, S:t Största skarabéerboken by Stefan Hammarén, H:ström text och kultur

2009

  • Tunnel Vision, Dunk, Copenhagen/Denmark
  • Beyond the Sea, scenography, Theatre du Chocolat, Yaoundé/Cameroon
  • Kongo, scenography/sculpture, Teater Albatross, Toklaynga/Sweden

2008

  • Novel, Desynkroniseringens Amalgam, H:ström text och kultur