Indigenous peoples, also referred to as first people, aboriginal people, native people, or autochthonous people, are culturally distinct ethnic groups who are native to a place.
In Colard’s conceptual paintings, the artist plays with the idea that every moment counts, that we need to appreciate the present and focus on what is in front of us. We are very much engraved in reality, facing challenges and finding solutions with the quick, thick-matte washes acting as representations of this idea. This means that Colard can never truly plan a painting, instead, the artist starts with the simple wish to create a clear concept of something that strikes him.
Colard’s paintings draw upon everyday affairs as often and as fluidly as they borrow from the imagery of classical spirituality and calligraphy to create expansive imaginary places. He animates these complex narratives with a swirling, energetic hand and a dreamlike palette that moves the audience into seeing how abstract images can come together from the things we have seen, read, and experienced.
Colard (b .1985, France, lives and works in Sweden) received his art degrees from Parsons The New School, New York, USA, and from Ecole Bellecour, Lyon, France. Selected exhibitions include: The Origin Of Knowledge, Galleri Frihamnstorget, Stockholm (2021); Renaissance, Saxess Hairsalon, Stockholm (2021); Présence, Ruby Restaurant, Stockholm (2021); Samlingsutställning, Gallery Rääf, Stockholm (2020); Abstrakt, Betong Gallery, Stockholm (2020); Färgglada Abstrakta Personligheter, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2020); Couleur, Joie et Amour, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2020); First Attempt at a Monotheistic Religion, Lugo Gallery, Stockholm (2019); Psycho: Reflexions of a knife, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2019); Hewlett Packard Collaboration, Print on Demand, The Lobby, Stockholm (2018); Crown Jewels for Everyone, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2018); Cardinal Gemstone Horses, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2018); Polar Animals: Charity Exhibition for WWF, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2018); Blidösund-Swedish Steamboats Giclées, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2018); Storskär-The Saturation of your Aura, Gallery Engleson, Stockholm (2017); Goldsmith, New York, United States (2016).
Opening / Vernissage Saturday October 30 2021, 14.00 to 16.00, at Saxess – Birger Jarslgatan 111, Vasastan, Stockholm
Artworks available for sale at
Birger Jarlsgatan 111, 113 56 Stockholm