Born 1925, Sweden
Painter, graphic artist, sculptor
High school followed by studies at the Valands painting school 1946-51.
During his art studies, begins Trotzig to travel abroad, France and Italy are particularly favorite destinations and he is strongly inspired by Henri Matisse. He becomes good friends with many of the artists from the COBRA-Movement, especially with Asger Jorn, Karel Appel and Pierre Alechinsky and besides them, Yasse Tabuchi who had come to Paris from Japan. Ulf Trotzig however was not the type of artist who sought the group company within the styles of art and chose - precisely as today - to work alone. In 1950 he gets his first exhibition and in 1953 begins to work with graphic and his artwork is in demand all over Europe, which leads to numerous exhibitions and with the recognition, raises the demand in Japan, India, Greece, South and North America and many other countries.
A powerful growth of colours is the trademark in Ulf Trotzig´s paintings, in the midst of the twirling wildness there is also a vulnerable sensitiveness and the paintings indicate ambiguity and mystical and the perspective changes between close up and a general view. Many of his paintings has the nature and birds as motifs and the active and timeless characterizes his picturesque world, where movement and transformation becomes brushstrokes which works as sensitive nerve threads run through by a floating light of life.
Selected exhibitions and representations
Museo d´Art Moderna, Sao Paolo.
Norrköpings Museum and Gøteborgs Kunsthal
The Biennale in Sao Paolo
Nordens Hus in Reykjavik
The National Museum, Malaga Spain
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Congress Library, Washington
Bibliotheque National, Paris
Indian Gallery, New Delhi
British Museum, London
Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Art Academy in Stockholm
Represented at the following Danish Museum
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum
”Foreningen Graphicas” Award
Svenskt Pappers AB scholarship
Stora Grafikpriset, Grafikens hus
The French States Scholarship
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