Marcus Carlsson

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Marcus Carlsson H2O @PharoDercks Gallery Berlin

 PharoDercks gallery is proud to present Marcus Carlsson, an internationally successful artist, who has already attracted a great deal of attention in a short period of time. He won several awards, among others in 2016 the “International Art Prize” Uffizi – Florence ” and the” Tiepolo – Arte Milan “.

After exhibitions in Florence, the MAMAG (Modern Art Museum Austria), the Expo “Carrousel du Louvre” Paris, and exhibitions in New York, Washington, Milan and Shanghai, it was time to go for Berlin.

WATER- essence of life

Berlin lies, lives and loves on, in and at the water. H2O is within – and for Berlin a defining element, a continual theme.

That was Marcus Carlssons topic for his Berlin exhibition 2019. Presenting his abstract paintings, playful, full of anecdotes.

From 1st of  March to 27th of April 2019, he presented his works at PharoDercks – at the gallery on Schönhauser Allee.

Marcus Carlsson

... has many facets. Originally a professional photographer working all over Europe, his main focus in the last decade shifted increasingly to painting. In this field, his works won prizes, and he has made a name for himself on 3 continents.

Born 1977 in Teckomatorp, Sweden, the artist continues to devote himself to video art and photography in addition to painting.

PharoDercks Gallery in Berlin

Gallery PharoDercks  presents regularly changing exhibitions, ranging from drawings, paintings and photography to video installations and sculptures. Berlin art, Berlin artists and friends of the city, form the field of tension of our exhibitions, together with topics that move this city.

The gallery is located directly on the Schönhauser Allee, at the Prenzlauer Berg district, on one of the most famous and lively boulevards in Berlin - just a stone's throw away from Mauerpark and Kastanienallee. You can reach us quickly and easily by subway or tram. The stations UEberswalder Straße and S-Schönhauser Allee are within walking distance.

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Marcus Carlsson | about his work

Markus Carlsson:

How would you describe yourself and your artwork?

[…] Art as I do it today is a mixture of the COBRA movement and action painting of the abstract expressionism. My vision of the abstract art is the chaos and the strictness combined giving a depth to a painting and that is what I always add to any series of my paintings. When I give a name to my art I also send a message with it and that means a lot to me. There are always one or more boxes in the paintings, it comes from my background as a photographer where an image is composed of square ”pixels”.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Can be from a question to a conversation or experience or something I’ve been thinking for a long time and I want to get it on canvas and be able to convey it to viewers, through my color compositions and my titles on my paintings .[…]

I convey a message through my paintings and then the viewer himself can experience and feel and let their imagination flow.

[extract from an interview for the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine]

You will find the entire

interview here

2019 Solo exhibition PharoDercks Gallery Berlin

2018 Art project Hisingen & Gallery & more, Gothenburg

2017 Roccart Gallery Florence, Italy

2017 The Secrets of Contemporary Art “in MAMAG Modern Art Museum Austria”

2016 International art Prize “Uffizi – Florence”  see the prize at the gallery marcus

2016 Oct Expo in the Carrousel du Louvre Paris

2016 Oct Exhibition about The 21st century art book New York & Washington

2016 Oct M.A.D Gallery Milano, Italy

2016 The Twenty-first century art book Italy can see the book at the gallery marcus

2016 Museum of Contemporary Art, Artplu in Shanghai China

2016 Gallery marcus Ystad, Sweden

Some of works a part of the permanent exhibition

2016 M.A.D Gallery Milano, Italy

2016 International Prize “Tiepolo – Arte Milan”  see the prize at the gallery marcus

2016 Picenum Gallerie d’Art,  Italy     

2015 Red Dot Art Fair Miami, USA

2015 Thea’s Art Gallery, Paris France

2015 Museum of Contemporary Art, Artplu in Shanghai China

2015 Art on the Clouds’, The Blue Skyline, Camphorwood, Wuxi City, China

2015 Gallery Tapper-Popermajer Teckomatorp Sweden

2014 Gallery & more Gothenburg Sweden

2014 ”Ystad Sandskog” at Gallery m Sweden

2013 Show Collection “behind the window” Gallery m Sweden

2013 Helsingor Art Gallery Denmark

2013 Showing Collection osterlen Gallery m Sweden

2013 Gallery / Restaurant Sushi 2 Go Lund Sweden

2013 Gallery No. White Walls 43 Malmo Sweden

2012 Eslov City Hall Eslov Sweden

2012 Gallery / Cafe K Copenhagen Denmark

2011 Restaurant / Gallery Viva Lund Sweden


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