JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Model leaning on a blue cushion

Here is one of the first model sessions of 2011 at de Stoker. Back then I was busy with painting and painting only. Reflecting over progress such as “when” I painted, “what” and “why” were questions that would not surface in my mind so I made no notes of these things either. I was busy here and now so I don't know exactly when this painting was made. I can see from the style that it is one of the first because the strokes are still visible. In general this is one layer of paint and the strokes are clearly visible. There are little spots of white between surfaces. Later on I worked more on making surfaces transition into one another and also making the total impression more “fuzzy”.

On this image you can see the girl sitting on a sofa. She is leaning on a blue cushion. She has dark curly hair. There is an issue with her right arm but for the rest her proportions are captured very well. The background is indistinguishable transitioning from light to dark.

If you click on the image and zoom in and look at the right side of the image you notice white dots at the edge of the painting. These are the spots of oil painting clamps. I had bought these to solve the problem with transporting wet paintings to and from the gallery. The idea is that you put the painting in the clamp and then from behind you turn a little screw so that the painting is forced on to rows of spikes that will hold the distance to the painting. The problem is that you leave the marks on the painting. Useless.

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.