Jesper Nyrén

, , , , , By Catherine Lazure | Nordic Design

Jesper Nyrén was our Artist of the Month last August and since then, we’ve received several positive comments about his fantastic style. We are also definitely impressed by the young Swedish painter’s work, and we wish to own one of his paintings someday. Jesper Nyrén’s art has this rare hypnotizing beauty.We love the colors he uses as well as the geometric lines, just like close-up views of crystals and gems catching the light.

We are pleased he agreed to answer some questions for NordicDesign!

For more information: Galleri Flach+Thulin

What’s your story?
I come from Sala, a really small town in the middle of Sweden. I have no artists in the family and didn’t see any art when I was young. I liked painting and drawing and wanted to become an artist, but people in school told me that that wasn’t really something you could do. I started artschool because I thought I’d do graphic design, but soon realised that I actually wasn’t interested in doing anything else than painting.

Any special projects at the moment?
I’m having a groupshow in Stockholm in November and I am working with a commissioned project for a hospital in Stockholm.

Best thing about being a painter:

What inspires you?
Other artists, literature, film, nature, sleeping, walking

How would you describe your style?
Geometric painting

“I’m at my most creative when…”:
Early in the morning

Best thing(s) about Scandinavia:
The seasons. The nature.

Favourite designer/architect/artist:
Design: Gustaf Nordenskiöld, Inger Persson.  Architecture: Sigurd Lewerentz. Artists: Barbro Östlihn, Raoul De Keyser, Kazimir Malevitj, Eva Hesse, Åke Göransson

Scandinavian tradition(s) you love:

Favourite travel spot:
New York, Kinnekulle, Stockholm archipelagio

You, in five years:
Hopefully having as much fun as right now.

Best piece of advice:
“For life, not for points” (Mr. Miyagi)