Leif Engström

Leif Engström’s poetic paintings of suburban landscapes and dense forests hold a mysterious quality. The works convey a sense of both melancholy and wonder, where the rendering of light and nature plays an important part. In close dialogue with art history, Engström is an urban explorer – a contemporary version of the Impressionist flâneur, taking inspiration from his everyday life and surroundings. A tension is created in the contrast between civilization and vegetation in his work.

Leif Engström (b 1992 in Brunskog) holds an MFA and BFA from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Engström has exhibited at Bonniers Konsthall, Sandgrund, Karlstad, Arvika Konsthall, Rackstadmuseet, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, and Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, Örebro. He was awarded the scholarship of Marianne och Sigvard Bernadottes konstnärsfond 2021 and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s one-year working grant 2021. He is represented in the collections of Stockholm Konst, Region Värmland, SAK, Arvika Muncipality and Örebro Muncipality.

Press

2021
”Leif Engström ser skönhet i det skenbart oansenliga”, Nils Forsberg / DN Read more…
”Det vilar en suggestiv stämning i mötet mellan miljonprogrammens hus och skogen.”, Therese Bohman / Expressen Read more…
”Även vid de skenbart stilla platserna är allt i konstant rörelse.”, Masha Taavoniku / Konsten.net Read more…
”…självlysande stämningsmåleri…”, Birgitta Rubin / DN Kultur Read more…

Exhibitions

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