June 15, 2021

22 works open the new exhibition ‘Graphic Reflections’ by Swedish artist Rolf C. Håkansson


Graphic reflections.

Graphic reflections.
Rolf C. Håkansson

The Leon House-Museum and Telde Castle open the day May 13, at 10 a.m., the novel exhibition Graphic reflections, with 22 graphic works by the Swedish artist living in Gran Canaria Rolf C. Håkansson, dealing with intercultural communication, feminism and the mistreatment of nature.

This sample, With free admission, it can be visited until July 4, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The aforementioned individual installment approaches Håkansson’s concerns as if of a kaleidoscope of his ideas and is composed of three independent series, but closely interrelated and crossed by the incessant search for balance, visual and conceptual, based on the constant search for nature.

In turn, the exhibition shows various artistic disciplines, being the Recorded the technique par excellence, both traditional and photoengraving, but mixed with painted wood carving, art-object and painting on canvas.

Graphic reflections is made up of works that scream Enough already to hypocrisy, machismo, the counterproductive environmental outrage and the screams that deafen us, SH details in the catalog of this exhibition. And, in parallel, you can find works that play to break scores, to combine techniques and formats.

The exhibition is made up of 20 new works by this artist, to which are added Screams Y Whispers, two proposals included in the collective traveling exhibitions of the Gran Canaria Graphic Work series competition organized by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. Most of the new creations were made between 2020 and 2021, explains Håkansson.

In this sample, two individual pieces are surprising. On the one hand, A journey 40 years ago, the only work that looks at the rear-view mirrors of the past alluding to the cradle artist of the creator, the learning process and the initial references that today build it, And, on the other hand, a final nod to Dadaism, with the work Smell, a humorous game with the creative process itself and a special mention of creative spontaneity, with which the artist captures how he pampers an inner child that reminds us that only through art can one express what one does not understand.

Artist’s career

Rolf C. Håkansson, a Swedish national, studied interior architecture in Denmark. He was trained in the Swedish color system (Natural Color System) and, between 1978 and 1983, he studied Art in Malmö (Sweden). In 1986 he settled in Gran Canaria, where he began to devote himself fully to the traditional engraving technique as of 1999.

Among the exhibitions held, it is worth highlighting 30 years under the sun (2016), at the Centro Insular de Turismo de Gran Canaria, and his latest solo exhibition Curves and deviations (2019), in the Casa de los Coroneles cultural space (Fuerteventura). He is currently participating in the collective traveling exhibition of the Gran Canaria series of Graphic Work 2019, organized by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and of which he was the winner in 2015.

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