1966 born in Stockholm, Sweden
2020 died in Stockholm, Sweden
lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden
Lars Arrhenius’ artistic education started by visiting several Art Schools in Stockholm, Sweden, and he completed it at the Rijksakademie van Beeidende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1996. Already since 1994 he showed his work in solo and group shows, first in the Northern European Countries, since 2000 more and more in international galleries, museums and public spaces, e.g. in Modern Museen, Stockholm, Sweden, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany and West Collection, Philadelphia, USA. By using pictograms, the kind of stereotypical figures and universal symbols used for public information signs, and media, Arrhenius’ serial, graphic installations and animations merge a diagrammatic with a social narrative – to show his special judicious blend of austerity and ironic humour to contrast the world around him.