Olle Schmidt was born in 1960, he lives and works in Stora Aleryd, Ödeshög.
This is his first solo exhibition at Örebro Konsthall, previously we have exhibited him in a group show 2007 of invited artists from Östergötland county. He has also participated in Örebro OpenART 2008.
Olle Schmidt is a painter and is very active, after his education at Valand University of Art in Gothenburg 1994, he has exhibited almost every year. He works in a narrative tradition, and his stories are ambiguous and enigmatic. Nature is always present, people feverishly active - a bit unclear with what - and the atmosphere is somewhat surreal.
- My images may appear simple and unsophisticated but often have a dark undertone that makes them crack. The questions pile up like jackdaws in the trees while the humor is in the bush and watching says Olle. I like a blurred clarity or a sharp clarity with a blurr content. It works well when trying to portray the mental state.
- One can describe my paintings with a replica shift continues Olle:
- Go there!
- Where am I going?
- How the fuck do I know?