Street tableau by Beckers Art Award 2014 recipient David Molander 

Beckers Art Award

Beckers Art Award has been presented every year since 1987 to a young Swedish artist.

Ulf G. Lindén had a passionate interest in modern art and founded the Beckers Art Award in 1987. Many recipients have gone on to earn widespread recognition, among them Dan Wolgers (1989), Jockum Nordström (1999), Linn Fernström (2000) and Nathalie Djurberg (2006).

The selected artist receives SEK 150,000 and a solo exhibition at Färgfabriken. Members of the jury are Jenny Lindén Urnes, Mårten Castenfors and Magnus Jensner.

Gothenburg-based artist Tomas Lundgren, a painter of works based on old photographs and portraits, is the current holder of the Beckers Art Award.

He says: "My art has a lot to do with reformulating and recreating parts of history. I build my approach on visual recollections and examining how memory works by piecing different fragments together to create a picture, and how these pictures vary and shift each time you remember something."

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Examples of Tomas Lundgren's work

 

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David Molander, Details from Slussen, photo taken in 2010

 

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Sara Möller. Harangue. 2013, ceramic.

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Elin Behrens. The Pulpit. 2012, oil on aluminium, 105x140 cm.

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Maria Nordin. Pink Noise Series. 2011, watercolour on paper, 150x69 cm.

Recipients of Beckers Art Award

2016 - Tomas Lundgren
2015 - Julia Bondesson
2014 - David Molander
2013 - Sara Möller
2012 - Elin Behrens
2011 - Maria Nordin
2010 - Maurits Ylitalo
2009 - Per Mårtensson
2008 - Ulrika Sparre
2007 - Fredrik Hofwander
2006 - Nathalie Djurberg
2005 - Albin Karlsson
2004 - Patric Larsson
2003 - Magnus Larsson
2002 - Annika Larsson
2001 - Christian Partos
2000 - Linn Fernström
1999 - Jockum Nordström
1998 - Thomas Karlsson & Peter Geschwind
1997 - Karin Wikström
1996 - Peter Ojstersek & Richard G Carlsson
1995 - Maria Lindberg
1994 - Karin Granqvist & Ingela Johansson
1993 - Johan Widén
1992 - Ulf Rollof
1991 - Anders Widoff
1990 - Mats Caldeborg
1989 - Annette Senneby & Dan Wolgers
1988 - Mikael Ericsson
1987 - Kent Karlsson