wins “La Toile d’Or 2013” awarded by the National Federation of French culture(FNCF) for the work “In Lingonberry Time” exposed at the exhibition “Art en Capital” at the Grand Palais in Paris in December 2013! (See page 2 www.viviannel.com) and in 2015 the same award for “The Wave of Time” (see Home page)
Former university teacher of languages and literature. PhD in French Literature in 2001 at the University of Lund in Sweden. Between 2004 and 2012, managing director of the Swedish Student House at Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. Started painting watercolour in Stavanger, Norway in 1989 and, above all, in Copenhagen in the nineties. Took up painting again in 2007 in Paris with the group SWEA ART. Participated in SWEA ART exhibitions in Paris in 2007, in Brussels in 2008 and in Paris again in 2009 and 2012, in London in 2011, at Kungsbacka Sweden (“Galleri Art On”) in August 2011. Participated in the Salon du Printemps of the Swedish Art Association in Paris from 2008. The Brussels exhibition was also shown twice at computerized art performances in China in 2008 – pictures and text reading. Exhibited in Illzach (Mulhouse) – Espace 110, France, in May 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 (honorary guest artist) and at the “Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’Eau” at Grand Palais Paris in 2009, in 2012 and in 2013; in the “Salon des Artistes Indépendants”, Art en Capital, Grand Palais, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (wins “La Toile d’Or 2013”). At Giverny, France (Galerie 60, rue Claude Monet) June 21-28, 2012. Galerie Mouvances, 2 Place des Vosges, Paris March 5 – 10, 2013; Galerie Etienne de Causans, 25 Rue de Seine, Paris, 8 – 12 Oct 2013; Cercle Suédois, Paris, Nov 2012. Swedish Art Biennial of Contemporary Art “Séductions Suédoises” in Nice Dec 3, 2013 – Feb 28, 2014, at Nice Airport – see “Exhibitions” for details; Illzach (Espace 110), near Mulhouse in Alsace, “L’Art au coeur de l’Europe”, May 3 and 4, 2014 (Honorary Guest Artist); Swedish Art Association in Paris at the Swedish Club, May 22 – June 12, 2014; Adelsö Hotel, Adelsö, near Stockholm June 14-15, 2014; Sept 25-28 “Konstnatten” Art Fair in Falköping, Sweden; Nov 6-9 Montmartre, Paris; Nov 26-Dec 3 at the Swedish Club in Paris with the Swedish Association “Norra Vätterns Bild- och Formkonstnärer”.
at Örebro, Sweden (“Galleri 19”) in April 2010; at Närkesberg, Sweden in July 2010; in September 2010 and May 2012 at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris; at the “Bernadotte Castle” Le Domaine de la Grange La Prévôté at Savigny-le-Temple outside Paris in May-June 2011, at “Galleri Amare”, Stavanger, Norway, in April 2013; at Bergsgården, Närkesberg in April-May 2013. At Galerie Beauté du Matin Calme, 54, av. de la Motte-Picquet, 75015 Paris, Nov 5 – 17, 2015 (solo exhibition), at my workshop in Sweden April-May, 2016, in 2017 and in 2018.
Works in watercolour, pastel, acrylics and oil, mainly inspired by nature, its mystery and hidden forces, and the origin of man.
At Galerie Beauté du Matin Calme, 54, av. de la Motte-Picquet, 75015 Paris
, Nov 5 – 17, 2015 (solo exhibition), at Grand Palais, Paris
, February 2018, at my workshop in Sweden April – May, 2018.
Contributes with two paintings in the scientific publication “La Linguistique dans tous les sens”, published in 2013 by Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, Stockholm – Konferenser 80″.
Question often asked: “How is a work of art created?”
“It can be a sudden inspiration, something you experience or see: the atmosphere of a landscape, a meeting, a movie, a poem. Everything that affects me emotionally. It may take a long time before I feel ready to start the interpretation, to sink into the feeling I want to convey. Creating a painting requires full commitment, rarely easy, one has to dare to go out on unknown roads, penetrate the well-known, dare to experiment, be prepared to start all over, try again. When it succeeds, it’s a lovely feeling.”