Maria Falk Larsson
an artist from Sweden
Mariafl is my signature. Behind it is a curious experimental creator. Here you can see my journey in painting and life, which goes hand in hand. Vedic Art has inspired me to follow my heart and dream, to go beyond the imaginative reality and let the color and shape get the style, completely unpretentious, my inner. Certainly vague and doubt, but also a lot of humor and love of course!
Who am I?
Many would probably call me a searcher. I would more define myself as an insatiable discoverer whose curiosity never seems to die. I am extremely committed and present in what I am currently focusing on. Is quite impatient but still has a lot of patience. I think life is short and I may hurry a bit too much in the present, to make sure I participate in everything that my heart desires.
I live on a small farm in the countryside in Sweden. We have a wonderful view. I love the landscape, colors and openness. It offers amazing and varied nature experiences daily when I walk with my dogs.
Over the years, I have painted or, in different phases and periods, been creative in many differentiated forms. There is so much inner that wants to be expressed. Now I'm finally brave enough to show it more in public space.
Planned exhibitions and happenings 2018
180804-180809 Galleri Engleson, Göteborg
180831-180902 Södra Vätterbygdens Konstrunda, Jönköping
180921-180924 Artistes du Monde, Cannes
180928-180930 Konstnatten, VinContoret, Tidaholm
180930 Konstnatta, Sv. Konstgalleriet, Malmö
181026-181028 Deeloopartmässa, Malmö
181206-181209 Luxemburg Art fair, Luxemburg
Turbinhuset samlingsutställning, Tidaholm 1998
Konstnatten, Falköping/Tidaholm 2016
Torggatan 3, Tidaholm 2016
Galleri Villastaden, Borås 2017
Tidaholms Ramverkstad, Tidaholm 2017
Skaraborggsalongen, Skövde Kulturhus 2017
Södra Vätterbygdens Konstrunda, Jönköping 2017
Konstnatten Falköping/Tidaholm, VinContoret, Tidaholm, 2017
Artbox Project 1.0 New York, New York, 2018
Kyrkans Hus, Mullsjö, 2018
Hjo Konstrunda, Rustik, Hjo, 2018
With the brush against the canvas, I get into the process, from the first almost subtle contact until I slowly lift my hand to consider what has happened, to slowly back, observe, and let my eyes look for the colors and the shapes to perhaps assume a more objective role, even though the meeting still feels intimate. I'm looking for meetings that can take me to the next step, thinking about the next principle, looking for what there is but at the same time is not. Where does the image wants to go and how about the feeling, the mind and the energy?
Sometimes everything goes at a furious pace, barely meeting the canvas with the brush until the fabric is full of color and shape, texture and saturation. I step away, wait and marvel at what ended up there. Almost as if someone else has been there and made pictures come true. I am surprised by what comes from my conscious inner images but also by those who are completely unaware. Something has happened as if in a long meditation, the moment has been still and creation has been created.
With joy, the color palette allows itself to be used, forms are formed and the view is born, with the viewer as a helper.