Magnus Thorén


Magnus Thorén is a Swedish artist by great stylistic diversity, he combines numerous different techniques into a very unique ingenuity of contemporary painting. His aptitude allows him to easily switch within figurative, abstract and monochrome compositions while his subjects thereby varies between cosmology, immanent nature experiences and subtile studies of the transformation of matter. His huge grey monochrome works for instead, are impressive illustrations of how to create high level energy by basically just using one color. Their surfaces are structured extensively and the use of different shades of grey leads the spectator into his very own perception, in which he is able to discover anything between a landscape, a seascape, a misty sky scene or even painted light. 

Here you can read and download the text Matter At Twilight by Birgit Sonna
Exhibition catalouge The Slow Within, published by Galerie Leu, 2012.


Biography

Magnus Thorén      
Born 1974, Kristinehamn, Sweden
Lives and Works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany
 

Education


1995-1996   
KV Art School, Gothenburg, Sweden
1998-2002
National Academy of Fine Art, Bergen, Norway
2000-2002
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art (exchange), Copenhagen
 

Solo exhibitions


2015
If you have Ghost,then you have everything , Galerie Leu , Munich
Trafo Kunsthall , Asker, Oslo
2014
Tromsö Kunsforening ,Tromsö
Galleri Thimar Westling ,Karlstad
2012
The Slow Within, Galerie Leu, Munich, Germany
2011
New Skin old ceremony, Art-Reprt Projects - K4 Galerie, Munich, Germany
2008
Silver Screams, Gad, Oslo, Norway
The Bells, Galerie Florian Walch, Munich, Germany
Stoneklangen, Galeri Espolin, Lofoten, Norway
2006
Spangled dust beneath lustrous eyes, GAD, Oslo, Norway
2004
Hear the silent trumpets, Galleri LNM, Oslo, Norway
2004
Project Room, Kristinehamn Art Museum, Sweden
2004
1999
In the valley of sensenonsense, how does that old song go? 
Sublimrummet, Bergen, Norway

Group Exhibitons
 

2015
Black & White, Galerie Leu, Munich
2013
Galerie Thimar Westling , Karlstad
2012
Himmelgrau ,Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern,Munich
Luxusloft ,Kreuzberg pavillion ,Berlin
2011
We try to plan it so perfectly, Norsk Kulturråd, Oslo
2010
Anwesend Abwesend, Gartenhaus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ohne Uns, Braennen, Berlin, Germany
99 im namen des raumes, Berlin, Germany
2009
Mud Copenhagen, Denmark
2008
Kom Hem, Rakstamuseet, Arvika, Sweden
40/40 Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2005
Hospitality, Den frie udstillingsbygning, Copehagen, Denmark
City 2, Frederikshavn Museum of Art, Denmark
2004
Three painters, No 5, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2003
Foreplay, Randers Art Museum, Randers, Denmark
Over land og bjerge, Silkeborg Art Centre, Silkeborg, Denmark
Eskimobrun, Hvidovre library, Denmark                   
Skyskraber, Byggeriets hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002
Klassekampen, Bergen Art Society Exit Bergen Trondheim, The Artists’ House, Oslo, Norway
2001
Nu Art, Stavanger, Norway
1999
Naturenature, Royal School of Art, London, UK
Naturenature, Grey Shool of Art, Aberdeen, UK
1998    
4A, Kristinehamns Konsthall, Sweden
1997
Höstsalongen, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden
Arvika Vintersalong, Arvika Konsthall, Sweden
1996
Vårsalongen, Gothenborg Konsthall Unga tecknare, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden