Tommy TC Carlsson

2015

Galleri Final Fabriken, Bästekille, Kivik, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair New York, USA

Affordable Art fair Buttersea, London, U.K

 

2014
Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Galleri Final Fabriken, Bästekille, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair; Battersea, London, England

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2013


Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Galleri Final Fabriken, Bästekille, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London England

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

HAMBURG ART WEEK, Junges Hotel, Germany

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2011

HAMBURG ART WEEK, Hästens store, Germany

Art Fair Anglais, Stockholm, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2010

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen,

 

2009

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2008

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

Sollentuna Art Fair, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2007

Solletuna Art Fair, Stockholm

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2006

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Gallery Art Now, Gothenburg, Sweden

Sollentuna Art Fair, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2005  

Art Society, Hallstahammar, Sweden

Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

Gallery knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2004

Aftonbladets Art Club, Stockholm, Sweden

Gallery Gamla Järnboden, Harg, Sweden

Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

 

2003

Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

 

2002

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

 

2001  

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

 

2000

Gallery Karibacka, Sölvesborg, Sweden

Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

 

1999

Gallery Lora, Stockholm, Sweden

Gallery Knud Grothe, Kopenhagen, Denmark

Nordic Art Fair, Sundsvall, Sweden

Liljevalchs Art Museum Vårsalongen, Stockholm, Sweden

 

1998

Emmaboda Art Society, Emmaboda, Sweden

 

1996

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

 

1992

Gallery hamnen, Viken, Sweden

 

1991

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

 

1989

Gallery Aktive, Växjö, Sweden

 

1988

Karlshamn Art museum, Sweden

 

1984  

Vittsjö Art Society, Sweden

Dekorima, Stockholm, Sweden

 

1981

Emmaboda Art Society, Emmaboda, Sweden

Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

2014

Peace and Colour  Gallery, Mayfair, London, England

Gallery R, Linköping, Sweden

Gallery Sjöhästen, Nyköping, Sweden

 

2013  

Gallery Peace and Colour, Mayfair, London, England

Gallery Hultman, Åstorp, Sweden

Gallery Nord, Örebro Sweden

 

2012

Gallery Art Now, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

2011

Designcenter 1021, Kabusa, Ystad, Sweden

Gallery Garvaregården, Långasjö, Sweden

 

2010  

Gallery Nord, Örebro, Sweden

 

2009

Gallery Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden

Ebelingmuseum, Torshälla, Sweden

Junges Hotel, Hamburg, Germany

 

2008

Emmaboda Art Society, Sweden

Gallery R, Linköping, Sweden

 

2007

Gallery Art Now, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gallery Nord, Örebro, Sweden

Pelles Lusthus, Enköping, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Sweden

 

2006

Gallery Nykvarn, Enköping, Sweden

Ekerum Art Gallery, Öland, Sweden

 

2005

Gallery Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden

Gallery Nord, Örebro, Sweden

 

2004

Gallery Art Now, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gallery Mill, Halmstad, Sweden

 

2003

Gallery Stenlander, Stockholm, Sweden

Gallery Nykvarn, Enköping, Sweden

Gallery R, Linköping, Sweden

Gallery Bergström, Båstad, Sweden

 

2002

Galleri S, Uppsala, Sweden

Galleri Klättorp, Vissefjärda, Sweden

 

2001

Gallery R, Linköping, Sweden

Village Museum Volksdorf, hamburg, Germany

 

2000

Gallery Nykvarn, Enköping, Sweden

 

1999

Struckhoff-Inzinger, Munich, Germany

 

1998

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

 

1997

Village Museum Volksdorf, Hamburg, Germany

Gallery Nykvarn, Enköping, Sweden

 

1996

Twin Towns Exhibition,Schopfheim, Germany

The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, USA

 

1995

Gallery Bråna, Nässjö, Sweden

 

1994

Village  Museum Volksdorf, Hamburg, Germany

Gallery Nykvarn, Enköping, Sweden

 

1993

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

Eksjö Museum, Sweden

 

1992

Village Museum Volksdorf, Hamburg, Germany

Gallery Bråna, Nässjö, Sweden

 

1991

Gallery Fors, Kalmar, Sweden

 

1990

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

Village Museum Volksdorf, Hamburg, Germany

Gallery Bråna, Nässjö, Sweden

 

1989

Emmaboda Art society, Sweden

State Community, Växjö, Sweden

 

1988

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

 

1987

Gallery Alba, Ronneby, Sweden

 

1986

State Community, karlskrona, Sweden

 

1985

Gallery 101, Malmö, Sweden

 

1984

Gallery Alba, Ronneby, Sweden

 

Awards:

 

1974  Price of the Emmaboda Art Society

1983  Special price in the competition Young artists in Sweden

1984  Scholarship of the Emmaboda Municipality

1988  Second Price in the competition ”Vecko Revyn-Dekorima”

2013  Finalist in ARC International competition 2012/2013

2014  Finalist in ARC International competition 2013/2014

 

Commissions

 

Emmaboda Community, Sweden

American Swedish Institute Minneapolis, USA

Hotel Villa Anna, Uppsala, Sweden

Restaurant Quattro passi, London, England

 

Tommy TC Carlsson, Swedish painter and graphic artist. Born 1958 and lives in Långasjö, Småland and Stockholm. 1977 basic artistic education, at the art school of Öland. Ever since the early 1970s, he was given the nickname “TC”, and uses it to sign his works. Tommy started to paint and quickly gained a special expressive Power. On the initiative of his teachers he was given a schoolarship for his further artistic education. During his education he developed a passion for representational art. The Dutch paintings of the 17th Century as well as Lifes were especially interesting for him. This established form of representional art with its traditional artists became a challenge for Tommy and at the same time was the entrance into his own oeuvre.

Tommy chose his motifs from his personal Environment. Often these were items with notable traces of the course of time, wich stands in a special perspective for the Viewer through a clever composition of the painting.

Over many years of his first creative period a certain guideline phrased by Tommy >TC< Carlsson himself, shaped his style of painting: “My still Lifes are composed of old objects, wich have been affected by the tooth of time for many years. With atmosphere and mysteriousness I am trying to sell you a story. A symbolic painting, free to interpret.”

Works with precise, plane backgrounds emerged, mostly with wooden panels. Subsequently Tommy, in a large number of his work, placed the objects in the forground and chose free background designs – whilst not using a Concrete room situation. The specialty of these works is that the room is only indicated through shadow and light, shine and feebleness on the items themselves or in the direct background of the objects. In this way Tommy created a raltionship of tension within his works which inspired many of the lovers of this art.

Stimulated by educational journeys and the participation  at various art fairs Tommy increasingly changed the objects in his works and temporarily accentuated the symbolism as well as individual parts of objects. the continous advancement of his style of painting ultimately led to a complete focussing on the object.

For a number of years  the main focus of Tommy >TC< Carlsson has been a style of painting orientated towards trompe-óeil. By playing with the deception of cognition, he found new ways of attracting the gaze of his viewers.

Tommy designs this game with a special humour. Behind the directly ascertainable, quasi tangible, figurative reality of his objects, manifold hints and allusions become visible. They enable a contact between the artist and the viewer, an optic interaction. In this way the works of Tommy >TC< Carlsson show a clourful reality, wich connects the past, the present and a future-oriented fantasy wich makes curious.

Ellen Lippe

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