Mats Bergquist

In his monochrome works Mats Bergquist is using old icon technique with a contemporary language and creates a unique space of silence. His objects are made in a thorough and elaborate process of encaustic - cut wood with a coating of pigments and wax on rough canvas and many layers of chalk, which he meticulously sands before putting them on again. The light is appealingly reflected in the predominantly black and white squares and rectangles.

Born 1960 in Stockholm. Lives and works in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, and Nyköping, Sweden.

Education

1978-79

Etienne Decroux, Paris

1979-81

Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm

1981-82

Atélier 17, S. W. Haytr, Paris

1986-87

History of Art, Stockholm University


Public and Privat Collections

Bocconi Universität, Milan
Sweden House, Brüssel
Arrhenius laboratory, University Stockholm
Hupertz, Hamburg
Schuler, Munich
Antonia Johnson Mörner, Stockholm
Giuseppina Panza di Biumo, Italy

2019

Mats Bergquist, Galerie Stefan Vogdt, Munich
almost nothing, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin

2018

Mats Bergquist - rest, Galeria San Fedele, Milan
Mats Bergquist - Vintersaga, Gunnar Olsson, Stockholm (solo)
What Walls Want, Marignana Arte, Venice
Marignana Arte, Project Room, Venice

2017Painting Black, Raum Schroth im Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest (cat.)
En konstruktiv tendens, Tomarps Kungsgård, Kvidinge, Sweden
Ingenting, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden (solo)
2016

Thou hast beheld thyself in what thou seest, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg (solo)
Ero Soltano, Grossetti Arte, Milan
Tango, Galleri Gunnar Olsson, Stockholm (solo)
Ashes to ashes. Encausti, Museo Archeologico, Naples (curated by Elena Dal Molin and Marco De Gemmis, solo)

2015

Heart Modulation, 56. Biennale in Venedig, Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Giudecca, Venice

2014

White Sensation, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg
Galleri Weinberger, Kopenhagen (solo)
Painting Black, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York City

2013

Saint Catherine, Galleri Gunnar Olsson, Stockholm (solo)
Best Of, Künstler der Galerie, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg
Rinascere, Museo del Territorio, via Quintino Sella, Biella

2012

Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen (solo)
Hypericum, Schaltwerk Kunst Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg (solo)
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan (solo)

2011

Via Lattea, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne (solo, cat.)

2010

Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen (solo)
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan (solo)

2009

Galleria Johan S, Helsinki (solo)
Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm (solo)

2008

Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen (solo)
Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm

2007

Galleri de Suede, Paris (solo)

2006

Nordiska Galleriet, Stockholm (solo)
Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm

2005

Dalarnas Museum, Falun

2003

Amedeo Porro, Milan (solo)
Boffi ShowRoom, Milan (solo)

2000

Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen (solo)

1999

Nilufar, Milan (solo)

1998

Doktor Glas Gallery, Stockholm (solo)
The Gallery, Växjö (solo)
Sölvesborg Konsthall

1997

Södermanlands Museum, Nyköping
Galleri Peter Weinberger, Copenhagen (solo)

1994

The Gallery, Växjön (solo)
Doktor Glas Gallery, Stockholm (solo)
Ann Westin Gallery, Stockholm (solo)

1991

Eralov Gallery, Rome (solo)

1988

The Gallery, Växjö (solo)

1987

Christina Gallery, Eskilstuna (solo)
Lång Gallery, Malmö (solo)

1984

Sten Eriksson Gallery, Norrköping (solo)

1983

Gunnar Olsson Gallery, Stockholm (solo)