Göran Sveningzon is a visual artist, born 1964 in Källeryd parish, Gnosjö, Sweden.

His early ability as a cartoonist and fairy-tale illustrator led to a gallery exhibition at his hometown at the age of 19. The following year he went to art school and moved to Gothenburg. In 1986 he began art studies at the university where he was influenced by both the medieval religious painting and the abstract, informal art of modernism. Inspired after a trip through Italy in the spring of 1988, he continued to develop his painting on his own.

He got a job as a graphic designer in 1994. A work that also influenced his painting with image elements from both print and typography. With these various techniques he found an abstract imagery of imprint-like color fields and stains. It became a concept, a basic framework through his visual works.

"Stains" 1999

Statement in booklet form, 1999

He finished his graphic work in 2013, which (quite unexpectedly) gave new energy to his free painting.

At the same time, the need to renew academic studies in art-related subjects grew.

With a combination of exhibitions, studies and new projects, he received a degree in Bachelor of Arts at the University of Gothenburg in 2020.

Despite a significant influence from the academic world, he has maintained his attitude to creation as something entirely intuitive and poetic. It has become particularly evident through his later abstract works and exhibitions of "lyrical fields".

The "lyrical" in the painting means that he sees rythm, emotion and intuition as visually crucial to the result.

 Mixed media on canvas, 2019

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Art and Music

His relation to music also got a turn when he began to study the possibilities of digital audio workstations (DAW) in 2017. Initially, he began compose instrumental ideas that he had carried over the years, but gradually new material emerged.

With his concept LYROTRON he has reached a certain platform for his combination of art and music. Music composing has become a kind of counterbalance to his painting, a contrast that collides with colour, matter and form.


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