Ylva Carlgren


Ylva Carlgren (b. 1984, Luleå) atmospheric watercolor paintings are created with skillful control. Multiple layers of colour are applied in order to achieve delicate shifts in light that convey a particular sense of understated grandeur. Characteristic of her practice is a greatly informed interest in material and technique.

Her work has previously been exhibited at Uppsala Konstmuseum, Göteborgs Konsthall, and Liljevalchs Konsthall among other places. She has received several grants, including but not limited to a working grant from IASPIS which enabled an extended period of practice in Tokyo, Japan.