Joakim Allgulander’s oeuvre is characterised by a conceptual base, combined with the skill of craft and a passion for the process of creating. His work demonstrates a curiosity and desire to explore different media and techniques. There is existential content and a dynamic play with contrasts throughout Allgulander’s work. Everything from the natural and artificial, new and old, to more archetypical opposites such as light and darkness.

 

This duality reverberates through recent works. Paintings of mountains and natural landscapes are modelled on details from photographs of snow-capped spruce trees. During the creation of these works a transformation occurs “whereby that which was snowy branches transform into something akin to an abstract surface.” The visually enticing paintings are imbued with an indelible depth of contrasts.