Collection: Lennart Kaltea

Lennart Kaltea uses a photographic technique that is inherently three-dimensional and spatial (remember that the word "camera" itself means "room"). With the help of a classic bellows camera, he photographs carefully staged studio images, where nothing is left to chance. It may take time, because time is the material in which memory sculpts and which gives us perspective on the present. Kaltea builds up her motifs in the studio with the same precision as the old master painters arranged the objects they immortalized as still lifes. And of course you can see how in his picture room - and memory room - details emerge that link back to a long history of Western art and culture.

Man Ray, Kenneth Noland, Malevich, Michelangelo – they are all there, as distant colleagues to discuss with and sometimes even pay homage from one artist to another. Sometimes this happens with a liberating dose of humor, as when the famous fingertips from Michelangelo's "God creates Adam" appear amidst fish tails and cubist squares.

TRAINING

Autodidactic

EXHIBITION SELECTION

Edsvik Art Gallery
Agüimes Biennial of Contemporary Art
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Photographic Stockholm Sweden
Sollentuna, Sweden
Mullsjö International Photo Festival
Väsby Art Gallery
JL Gallery
Photofair 2008
Nordic Light. International Festival of Photography
Gallery Tres Hombres Art
Neck Art Gallery "Reminiscences"
Liljevalchs Art Gallery "Spring salon"
Tres Hombres Art
Photographic
The Photogallery AB
Almlof Gallery

AWARDS

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis grant SEK 21,600
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis grant SEK 57,200
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis grant SEK 50,200
Culture Grant Nacka Municipality SEK 21,000
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grant SEK 120,000
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grant SEK 120,000
*The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, project grant SEK 225,000