Emil Öhlund, born 1985 in Valdemarsvik, Sweden - Lives and works in Örebro, Sweden. Studied at Örebro Art College between 2009 and 2012. Works particuarly with acrylics and brushes on MDF board.

 

STATEMENT:
It is all my memories and impressions from my childhood particularly, somehow blending together in my head, that transform into my work. When I was a kid, all the characters from cartoons, toys & video games, felt alive. In my work, I want to capture that exact feeling again, not just for me, but also for others. A sort of escapism, to allow yourself  to go to other dimensions and fantasy worlds to gather power to deal with the not-always-so-pleasant reality.
   Through the composition of bright and playful colors, I want to awaken feelings for the beholder, and throw them into that secure and simpler world, one that it is utterly important for me.

Upcoming exhibitions:
2018 - "Att färdas genom världar", Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen (whole year)
2018 - Solo exhibition, Momurag Gallery, Kyoto (14 Sept)
2018 - Awai Art Center, Matsumoto (Artist-in-Residence Sept - Dec)
2018 - Group exhibition, Örebro Konsthall (8 September - 28 October)
2018 - Group exhibition with BUNKERN, Aniara, Stockholm (October)
2018 - Group exhibition "GOREDECK", Excube Gallery, Osaka (December)
2019 - Group exhibition with BUNKERN, Nora Konsthall, Nora (March)
2019 - Solo exhibition, Excube, Osaka (Spring)


Past Solo exhibitions:
2018 - "You can't exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality", Rydals Museum (24 Feb - 6 May)
2017/2018 - "Att färdas genom världar", Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen (Traveling county exhibition)
2017 - "End/Level​​​", Exposé Gallery, Örebro (6 May- 24 May)
2017 - "Possessed by Possessions", Excube Gallery, Osaka, Japan (15 April - 30 April)
2017 - "That brief moment during shutdown", Galleri Sander [Lab], Linköping (25 March - 23 April)

2016 - "ESCAPISM", Mograg Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (5 Nov - 27 Nov)
2016 - "MOOD", Galleri Jeanette Ölund, Borås (9 April - 11 May)
2015 - "To gain access to other dimensions", Örebro Uni. Art gallery (3 Sept - 9 Oct)
2014 - "HappyWorldLand", Region Örebro (13 Aug - 16 Sept. )
2013 - "Press A to continue", Konstfrämjandet, Örebro (4 May - 26 May)


Past Group exhibitions:
2018 - KvadrArt, Wallery Gallery, Stockholm (13 June)
2018 - "MOGRAG TOKYO 10th Anniversary", Mograg Gallery, Tokyo (13-22 April)
2017 - "GOREDECK", Excube Gallery, Osaka, Japan (9 - 23 Dec)
2017 - "Konsten att välja", Linköpings Konsthall, Linköping (23 Nov - 10 Jan)
2017 - "Konst som klapp", Konstfrämjandet, Örebro (3 - 22 Dec)

2017 -   Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, Örebro Län (Dec)
2017 -  "Konstslingan", Kumla Konsthall, Kumla (7 - 8 Oct)
2017 -  "KvadrArt", Stockholm, Wallery (17 - 26 March)
2017 -  Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm (23 – 26 March)
2017  - "Inspiration", Örebro County Museum (12 Jan - 9 Feb)
2016 - "Rådhusets Julkalender", Örebro (1 Dec - 24 Dec)
2016 -  Länets Konst, Örebro County Museum, Örebro (26 Nov 2016 - 22 Jan 2017)

2016 - "...Turned Street art", Stockholm (Oct)
2016 . "Gott & Blandat", Wallery Gallery, Stockholm (31 Aug)
2016 - "Linjens magi", Nora Art, Nora (18 June - 31 July)
2016 - "UMAMI - the 5th taste of art", Umami Park/Wallery Gallery, Stockholm (4 May)
2015 - "Jubilarens Val", Örebro Konsthall (16 Sept - 4 Oct)
2015 - "Vår salong", Kulturpalatset Örebro, (26 April - 7 May)
2015 - ”Current Mood” Emil Öhlund & IOH/Mark Andersson, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm (24 April - 26 April)
2015 - ”Utanför ramarna”, Örebro county museum (8 Jan - 22 Feb)
2014 - Rådhusets julkalender, Örebro Town Hall (1 Dec - 24 Dec) 
2014 - Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, Örebro (30 nov - 21 dec)
2014 - "Jubilarens val", Örebro Konsthall (20 sept - 28 sept)
2014 - Graphic prints (Örebro Street Art Festival), Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen (3 Sept - 15 Sept)
2014 - "Etablering", Kulturpalatset (30 Aug - 21 Sept)
2014 - Emil Öhlund & Emmelie Widén, Nethouse Örebro (3 March - 8 Aug)
2013 - Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen (4 Dec - 23 Dec)
2013 - Kulturpalatset  Örebro (22 Nov - 1 Dec)
2013 - OpenART Bienalle, Örebro (16 June - 1 September)
2012 - Snotrocket Skateboarding Art show. WESC, Örebro (15 December)
2012 - "Konst åt alla", Kulturpalatset, Örebro (16 October - 20 October)
2012 - "Jubilarens val", Örebro Konsthall  (8 September - 16 September)
2012 - Live painting, Kulturhuset, Örebro (9 June)
2012 - Alexander Zikas memorial exhibition, Örebro Konsthall (12 April)
2012 - "Nära", Örebro Konsthall (January)

2011 - Rådhusets Julkalender, Örebro (1 Dec - 24 Dec)
2011 - Paint Swapping Stories, Kulturhuset, Örebro (8 February - 19 February)
2010 - Symposium Ja Tu i Teraz, Lódz, Poland (10 October)

Represented:
Örebro Konsthall
Mograg Gallery Tokyo
Linköpings Konsthall
AfterGrey Gallery Stockholm
Örebro County
Katrineholm County
Värmland County
Halland County


Stipendia:
2016 – Örebro County, Solo exhibition Travel grant, Tokyo
2017 – Örebro County, Solo exhibition Travel grant, Osaka


Public works:
2018 - Mural, Tunnelgatan, Örebro
2017 - Mural, Google Head Office, Stockholm
2017 - Mural, Laxå

2016 - Mural, Kumla Library, Kumla.
2014 - Varberga-project murals, Varberga, Örebro.