Artwork byJan Håfström
- Edition of 50
- Size: 70 x 79cm
- Year: 2016
- Signed and numbered by the artist
Jan Håfström (b. 1937 / Stockholm, Sweden), is a Swedish artist, living in Stockholm. He works both as a painter and as a sculptor. He is educated in philosophy and art history from Lund University in 1962 and at the Royal Academy of Arts 1963-68.
Throughout his artistic career, Håfström has remained open to trying new forms of artistic expression. These divergences are followed by the continual return to the memory of the place of childhood, which lives on in a far from uncomplicated manner in Jan Håfström and his artistic work. He returns to this world of Sunday School and Jules Verne to meet the unknown embodied in Tarzan’s jungle or within the Phantom or Robinson Crusoe. When he comes back he brings an intellectual analysis of the colonial exoticism as distinctive portrayals of “the other world”. The Phantom and his alias Mr. Walker can also be read as a critical questioning of today's male role - alone and silent, or as a useful but at the same time distancing citizens.
Jan Håfström is one of the Swedens foremost artists and, since his debut in 1966, has had an extensive number of exhibitions in Sweden and internationally. He has represented ...