ABOUT

Göran Sveningzon (signature GSZON) is a visual artist, born 1964 in Källeryd parish, Gnosjö, Sweden.

His art has shifted in numerous directions over the years, mostly with emphasis on the abstract / semi-abstract. His informal paintings express a direct, poetic state that also has been realized through wall decorations as well as book covers and illustrations.

Biography
His early production of cartoons and fantasy led to an initial gallery exhibition in his hometown at the age of 19. The year later he was admitted to preparatory art school and moved to Gothenburg.

He continued to study art history and theoretical subjects at the University of Gothenburg in 1986.

The academic years influenced his painting in several ways: he found inspiration in the study of informal, abstract movements, but also in the great colors of Ravenna's Byzantine mosaic art, as well as early medieval book illumination. Another impact on painting later involved his work as a graphic artist since 1994 where he was inspired by elements of print and typography.

"Stains" 1999

STAINS
Statement in booklet form, 1999

His imagery of imprint-like stains and color fields became the foundation in his abstraction throughout the 90s, and has run like a common thread through his artistry.

In his more figurative art, he has often returned to the expression of simplified figures, faces or "abstract" still lifes.

He ended his graphic employment in 2012 and started working part-time as a freelancer. A choice that gave him a way back to creative independence. With resumed and extended academic studies, he obtained a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in 2020.

 LATERNA  Mixed media on canvas, 2019.


 DREAMWALKER  Oil on canvas, 1989.



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Art and Music

His long relationship with music took on a new meaning in 2017 when he began to explore the possibility of composing via digital softwares.


With the concept "Lyrotron", he created a platform for his interaction with music, and it has become a constructive counterweight to his painting.

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