dead serious?

In Olle Halvar's world, a sly sense of humor is interspersed with the dead serious, all in simple, direct images, often carved directly in wood. ed. art is pleased to present a new collaboration with the artist, where we make a selection of brand new, but also older, images available on the website.

Olle Halvars works primarily with printmaking, usually in larger format with textiles and sculpture. In his prints, he uses a simplified type of expression; a mix of clippings, broad brush strokes and carved wood. The works often have a humorous style and draw on the absurdities of the everyday life of the artist as well as the fears created by our times. 

All of Halvar's prints are hand printed, mainly in the linoleum/woodcut or silkscreen printing techniques. You can read more about the techniques and their properties here.

Olle Halvars is educated at the College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm and the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. In addition to his own artistry, he is part of two art groups who work collectively and make exhibitions together: Studio Käse in Stockholm and Stuffed in Zagreb.

See all of his artworks here.