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Pierre Olofsson

(Sweden, 1921-1996)
Pierre Olofsson
(Sweden, 1921-1996)

Pierre Olofsson, gouache and wax crayon, signed,

"Carré III". I. 40 x 29 cm.

Not examined out of the frame.

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The artist Pierre Olofsson was born in 1921 in Paris. He grew up in Stockholm and studied at the artist Otte Sköld's painting school and at the Royal Academy of Arts. Pierre Olofsson worked as a painter, graphic artist and sculptor. Pierre Olofsson belonged to the artist group "1947 års män", which included, among others, Lage Lindell, Olle Bonniér and Lennart Rodhe.

Pierre Olofsson was the only artist from the group "1947 men" who remained a pure concretist during his career. He was impressed and influenced by the German-Swiss artist Paul Klee, whose art led him to a geometric construction of rotating circles. Through the alternating placement of the ovals and spirals - in front and behind - he achieved illusions of movement. At the same time, he used color contrasts to create, in his works, the impression of spatiality and space. Olofsson thus fulfills the concretists' idea that art should be coordinated with our daily life.

Pierre Olofsson's visual art consists of delimited areas, between active surfaces and organic parts. Together, the parts make up and form "force fields" and add both movement and energy. His art creates the feeling of swirling rhythm and rotation, which occurs when his different color formations come into close contact. Pierre Olofsson's art has been described as abstract poetry with a fragile, sometimes scenic fantasy architecture.

"The artistic adventure of Pierre Olofsson began in 1947 with the exhibition "Young Art" at Färg och Form. Two years later he appeared at Galerie Blanche together with Arne Jones, Karl Axel Pehrson and Olle Bonniér under the collective name "Konkret".
After that he became very involved in public art under the open sky, with grand murals and sculptures.
Not least in the large decorations, water came to play an important role, for example in the water-playing sculptures in the garden on Ljusterö."
From Dagens Nyheter 30/3 1996

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