Kerstin Viktoria Krusell

The foundation for my work is the fascination and enchantment of the colour universe. The colour tradition from Renaissance paintings to Fauvism and Expressionism is clearly my most significant reference.
A great interest for the old Chinese artifacts has followed me through many years. This is another ground for my inspiration. I admire and study especially the ceramic horses from the Han period, Tang period, and the paper-thin bowls from the Song period. 

Looking at all those beautiful things I humbly realize my lack of knowledge concerning the circumstances in Chinese culture tradition and religion.


My intention is not to reproduce or copy historic artifacts.
The fascination of old chinese horses has in some way emerged in to my paintings as figures that reflect a powerful language in forms and appearance. My horse figures receive their special character and it makes them actors in a picture scenario, in a short novel or play in my sphere, that reflects love and compassion, drama or solitude.
The resemblance with human behaviors and feelings is much more intentional.
The bowls in the paintings are symbols for me as reflections of hope, dreams, and poetry.
In all my works you will find a dialog in movement and colour, a middle ground for the unspoken language between philosophical and aesthetic discourse.
My imaginary horses are, keepers of the most precious things, in the playroom, that garden of fairytales from distance.

1972-76 Master’s degree of Fine Arts, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design Stockholm
1971-72 Fine Art School, Gustavus Primus, Gothenburg
1965-70 Bachelor’s degree of Aesthetics, Philosophy, and History of Literature, Uppsala University

2023 Galleri 3, Vänersborg
2019 Galerie M Beck, 2 june, Durbach, Germany
2019 Galerie M Beck, 2 may, Homburg, Germany
2019 Konsthallen, Bjärsjölagårds slott
2018 Galleri Sladdergatan 16, Ystad
2017 Kulturens Hus, Ljungskile
2009 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm
2006 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm
2006 Galleria Bazart – Scoglio di Quarto Milano, Italy
2003 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm
2003 Galleri Anne Karrebaek spring Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 Galleri Mowestor Spring, Stockholm
2001 Galleri Mowestor autumn, Stockholm
1999 Galleri 25 Gothenburg

2023 Karantänen, Helsingborg
2023 Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2019 Konsthallen, Bjärsjölagårds slott
2019 “Hungry Heart” Theme exhibition, LFH, Ljungskile
2018 Galleri Lillhammar, Gothenburg
2017 MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2016 Colleoni Arte, Bergamo, Italy
2009 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm
2006 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm
2004 Galleri Anne Karrebaek Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm
2001 Galleri 25, Gothenburg
1977 Maneten, Gothenburg
2018 Artist´s Talk, Bohusläns Museum, Sweden