Stene Projects (SE)

John E. Franzén

Stene Projects is inspired by the computer operating system Linux. The gallery strives to be an open and module-based democratic space in a modern and digital age. Artists represented share an interest in slow artistic processes, attention to materiality, and/or the dichotomy of analogue, digital and historical, present. By working with the contrast between visual clarity and multifaceted conceptual ideas these artists make thought-provoking art reflecting the existential conditions of contemporary life. 


John E Franzén (b. 1942) studied at The University College of Arts and at the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm in the 60’s, where he later taught painting as professor for seven years. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Free Art since 1989. Franzéns most known piece, Hell’s Angels of California, 1966–69, was made upon the return from a longer stay in Los Angeles. The work was acquired for Moderna Museet’s collection by Pontus Hultén. Throughout his career Franzén has maintained his affinity with California and artists like Ed Ruscha and Andrew Wyeth. Through his oeuvre, Franzén has provoked attention, debate and strong reactions. Above all his art has stretched the boundaries of traditional motifs. There is a feeling of emptiness and desolation in his pieces, where the American dream is opened to the viewer´s projections and beliefs.

John E Franzén

GALLERIES Galleri Andersson/Sandström SE Andréhn-Schiptjenko SE Galerie Anhava FI ANNAELLEGALLERY SE Galleri Bo Bjerggaard DK Bohman-Knäpper SE Cecilia Hillström Gallery SE Charlotte Fogh Gallery DK Christian Larsen SE David Risley Gallery DK Erik Nordenhake SE Galleri Fagerstedt SE Galleri Flach SE Galerie Forsblom SE/FI Gether Contemporary DK Galleria Heino FI Hans Alf Gallery DK Helsinki Contemporary FI Hverfisgallerí IS i8 Gallery IS KANT DK Knight Webb Gallery UK LOYAL SE Galleri Magnus Karlsson SE Martin Asbæk Gallery DK Galerie Nordenhake SE Galleri Riis NO Galleri SPECTA DK STANDARD (OSLO) NO Gallery Steinsland Berliner SE Stene Projects SE Galleri Susanne Ottesen DK Galleri Thomassen SE V1 Gallery DK Wetterling Gallery SE

ARTISTS Alyson Shotz I Rolf Hanson I Lena Johansson I Elina Merenmies I Johan Nobell I Tal R I Elis Eriksson I Kristina Matousch I Katja Larsson I Kaspar Bonnén I Anton Alvarez I James Aldridge I Charlie Roberts I Emma Bernhard I Tore Wallert I Eva Beierheimer I Pauliina Pietilä I Eva Lange I Jussi Goman I Zane Lewis I Amalie Jakobsen I Alvar Gullichsen I Louise Hindsgavl I Morten Schelde I Sanna Kannisto I Eeva-Riitta Eerola I Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdóttir I Hildur Bjarnadóttir I Callum Innes I Thorbjørn Lausten I Leif Kath I Anders Knutsson I Constance Tenvik I Bella Rune I Matt Saunders I Iñaki Bonillas I Éva Mag I Eva Steen Christensen I Mikael Lo Presti I Gunnar Smoliansky I Tommy Svenningsson I John E Franzén I Kirsten Ortwed I Andreas Eriksson ICarolina Falkholt I Richard Colman I Thomas Campbell I Liva Isakson Lundin