Swedish painter & designer
based in Paris
Jonas Rosenquist is a Swedish painter born in Stockholm in 1990. He attended the the Art School and Berghs SoC in Stockholm and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he honed his skills as a painter and designer. Since 2018, he has been living in Paris, where he has been inspired by the city’s vibrant art scene and cultural heritage.
Rosenquist’s paintings are characterized by their bold, sweeping brushstrokes, which he creates using palette knives and oil paint. This technique gives his work a rich texture and a sense of movement. He is particularly drawn to landscapes and portraits, and his paintings often reflect his love of nature and the human form.
Rosenquist’s color palette is often dark yet colorful, with bold, saturated hues that evoke a sense of profound vitality. He is known for his use of light and shadow, which give his paintings a sense of depth and dimension.
In 2021, Rosenquist held a well-received exhibition in Montmartre, showcasing his latest works. His paintings were praised for their vibrant energy and emotional depth, and he received critical acclaim for his use of color and texture.
Post-Impressionism is a predominantly French art movement that developed roughly between 1886 and 1905, from the last Impressionist exhibition to the birth of Fauvism. Post-Impressionism emerged as a reaction against Impressionists’ concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and colour. Due to its broad emphasis on abstract qualities or symbolic content, Post-Impressionism encompasses Les Nabis, Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism, Cloisonnism, Pont-Aven School, and Synthetism, along with some later Impressionists’ work. The movement was led by Paul Cézanne (known as father of Post-impressionism), Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat.
Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for “the wild beasts”), a group of early 20th-century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. While Fauvism as a style began around 1904 and continued beyond 1910, the movement as such lasted only a few years, 1905–1908, and had three exhibitions. The leaders of the movement were André Derain and Henri Matisse.
Expressionism is a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Northern Europe around the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists have sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.