| 10 August 2014, Helsinki, Finland|
Red Composition, Sininen kannu, Sculptural, Untitled
Lars-Gunnar Nordström Wikipedia
Lars-Gunnar Nordström (1924-2014) was an artist from Finland. He was one of the leading pioneers of non-representational art in Finland. His genre of art, concretism, is characterized by an extremely precise, finished, deliberate visual expression. Nordström is particularly known for his geometric paintings, in which angular and curved flat colour fields form clear, strong, dynamic compositions. His production consists mainly of graphic prints, paintings and sculptures.
Nordström was educated as an interior architect in Central school of Art and Design 1946–1949. He started his career in architect ateliers, mainly designing furniture. He debuted with a solo exhibition in 1949 in Helsinki. This was the first non-representational art exhibition in Finland, and the audience was confused. His following exhibitions got mixed reception. Only his large exhibition on 1970 in Amos Anderson Art Museum was widely appreciated. After that he was very productive and got various awards, including nomination to Artist of the year in 1983. He received the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal in 1983.