Ulf Johan HardBack to artists
"Sometimes it's a struggle in my head and sometimes things become so clear. I try to draw or paint some of those clear moments."
Born 1958 in Lund, Sweden. Works with oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and drawing.
Art has always been a big part of my identity and I decided to become an artist when I was a teenager. It was not a difficult choice because I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember - daily life, events in the world, motifs from the imagination.
In the 80's I went to a private art school in Liège, Belgium. I have also worked as a traditional apprentice with various artists in Belgium, Holland and France for 4 years.
My painting is colorful and often very rich in content. Each image tells a detailed own story based on an inner drive to want to convey something, a thought, a feeling, an opinion. It is a way of communicating simply, a form of conversation.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of exhibiting in different countries besides Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, the Caribbean and the United States.