About Gun Mattsson            print version








The same year she began to show her pictures at societies for art and culture, companies, public institutions and galleries.

Some sort of a story told with the picture is very important, so is of course also colour and form. Her pictures are inspired by curiosity about what is going on in the surrounding world at different levels. She often works for a long time with her figures. The pictures may sometimes give a calm, meditating feeling to the regarder, like being in the eye of a hurricane, for a quiet moment in the centre, though close to the edge of chaos.

The world of fairy tales and legends goes together with history, old cultures and religions of mankind, the real world of today, and in addition to all this - new scientific discoveries.

Religions and philosophy have always had a great impact on our lives. A deep spiritual fundament, which she thinks always is there, could make harmony possible. But different interpretations conquer. The relation between ground and surface is interesting, whether concerning individual behaviour or human ideas on the global level. Nevertheless it is sad that the common ground is so hard to find.

Animals often occur in the pictures because of their beauty, powerfulness and influence on our feelings – sometimes they may even have a hybrid form. But they will always point at circumstances, concerning humanity as well.


 

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By using the theatre scenes as a background for the play of life, it is possible to give a strong expression to the picture and opportunities for the viewer to make their own personal interpretations.

Often scenes from different areas and periods can be found in the same picture. Maybe the world is really created in that mixed quant physical way? In the mimicry and body positions the figures show some sort of keys to how they relate to themselves, each other and floating time.

Perhaps you will make your own fantasy journey in regarding her artwork. She would be very pleased.

Techniques: aquarelle/gouache, oil, acryl and prints.

CERTIFIED by MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS
100 artists worldwide

TITLE OF HONOUR: Knight of the Art        CoAt of Arms   länk

                                                                           

Member of P.A.A.S.B. (Permanent Artistic Archive of Studio Byblos)


PRIZES/AWARDS:

PRIZES:

THE LEONARDO DA VINCI PRIZE
2009 at the Biennale of Chianciano, Museo d'arte di Chianciano Terme, Italy.
Second prize in painting. Link prize. Link to jury.

SALENTO PORTA D´ORIENTE INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD 2012 – “La Manifestazione Internationale di Arte, di Scienza e di Cultura, tra le più importanti d´Europa”
The Honor Committee/Associazione Culturale “Italia in Arte”. Link invitation

1. International art award NETTUNO 2012 (marblestatuette) Link
The Prestigious Art Award Neptune Award 2012, considering “your artistic expression realized in your visual art, the outcome of your intellectual perceptiveness and cultural sharpness”.
2. Special award, human rights, SPARTACUS 2012
The Prestigious Human Rights Spartacus Award 2012, considering “individual, social, professional effort revealing the important message of peace and freedom for future generations”.  Link
3. The official investiture of “MAESTRO BENEMERITO and Honorary MemberLink
Motivation: The prestigious Awards represent ”praises for your daily efforts ensuring lifeblood not only to your inspiration but also to all international Community”.
December 15, 2012 Ceremony at the Monumental Antico Teatro “G. Paisiello” Lecce, Italy, together with religious, civil and military Authorities, Guests of honour from the world of painting, sculpture, criticism, literature, music and science.

PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE DELLA PACE nel Mondo NELL`ARTE - PEACE PRIZE
G.O.M.P.A
/   associated to United Nations      Link

MICHELANGELO PRIZE MEDAL 2013
assigned by Dr. Francesco Saverio Russo.
Also managing EA Editore, publishing the prestigious "OVER ART" .

ITALIA IN ARTE: Salento Porta d ´Oriente, INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD "APOLLO 2013"
High recognition to personalities in the world of art, science and culture. link prize (marblestatuette)

ITALIA IN ARTE: Salento Porta d´Oriente, SPECIAL AWARD HUMAN RIGHTS
"FRANCESCO IL FRATE DI ASSISI"
( Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell´Uomo - New York 1948 )    Link

International Art and Culture Award " Salvo d´Acquisto 2014"
(Salvo d´Acquisto is considered to be a Roman Catholic martyr from the second World War and has been proposed by the Holy See for beatification, the third of four steps regarding Canonisation).
Associazione Culturale "Italia in Arte"  (marblestatuette)  Link      Link Diploma

SALENTO PORTA D´ORIENTE - XV Editione - Italia in Arte 
INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD
(The award is not a competition between artists but , otherwise, is a HIGH-LEVEL-PRAISE.) 

1) RAFFAELLO SANZIO  2014    (marblestatuette)  Link     Link diploma     Link jury

2) DIPLOMA - HONORARY MEMBER 2015; by the Scientific Committee of Honor. - High Recognition to personalities in the world o Art, Science and Culture. 

3) SPECIAL AWARD HUMAN RIGHTS - NELSON MANDELA.    
Gun Mattsson has been given the title: Ambassador for "La Cultura nel Mondo"    Link diploma

"Oscar dell´ Arte". Premio Biennale per le Arti Visive 2015

Award 24 october 2015, at hotel Monte Carlo Bay, Monaco       Link statuette 

 

"INTERNATIONAL FINE ART CANNES PRIZE" awarded by MAMAG, Modern Art Museum
Awarding Ceremoni during the opening o
f INTERNATIONAL FINE ART CANNES BIENNALE ,
during the Cannes film festival 2016, at the Boulevard de la Croissette

2017  HIGHEST HONOR - CAVALIERE ART through Fondazione Costanza   Link 1  Link 2



Winner OF THE 3rd PRIZE IN EXPRESSIONISM PAINTING AT THE BIENNIAL IN MOROCCO 2017     Link

 

ACCADEMIA ITALIA IN ARTE NEL MONDO ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE:
1. International ART AWARD ”JULIUS CAESAR IMPERATOR” 2018  
Link    Link 2

2. Title of honor “MAESTRO” Motivation: ”DISTINKTI HOMINIS POLITA ARS, NOSTRAE HODIERNAE SOCIETATIS FUNCTIONI HISTORICAE, LOGICAE ET CRITICAE VOCEM PLENAM DARE SCIT, QUIA ILLE OFFICII PRECIPUI OMNIUM SUARUM ACTIONUM, BENE FACTORUM, AD DOCTRINAM PERTINENTIUM ET RERUM NATURAE ET CONTEXTUM IN QUIBUS ILLAE SE APERTIUNT. PROPRIA ET ASSIDUA INVESTIGAZIONE, UT AEQITATE ANIMIQUE CONCENTIONE AETATEM SUAM AESTIMET” 
Link 1  Link 2  Link 3


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

 
International Cultural Union, Femina 2000, Israel Link

Artoteque iBiennal 2008-2009,
Honorable Award

Art Addiction Medial Museum 2010-2012,
London  In Honoris/Diploma of excellence Link

London Art Biennale 2013, Special mention for excellence. Link


The Beverly Hills Award 2013, USA

Palm Art Award 2014, Certificate of Excellence. Länk

THE "RED MAN" INTERNATIONAL HUMOUR ART BIENNAL OF CHINA, Beijing 2015   
Link diploma


OTHER DISTINCTIONS:

Premio Alba 2010: Diploma di Merito terzo Millennio.
Galleria d´Arte Moderna Alba, Ferrara, Italy

Premio Artisti Internazionale: Per le Arti Visive e Nuove Technologie del terzo Millennio.
Galleria “Il Collezionista”, Roma, Italy

2011  Artisti Internazionale: Trofeo Arte e Cultura, per la validita´delle opere.
Galleria “Il Collezionista”, Rom, Italien. Link





NOMINATED:

to the prestigious international prize "Palm Art Award" 2012/2014 (Leipzig, Germany)
Link12  Link14



REPRESENTED IN ARTBOOKS:

 
International Contemporary Masters"
2008, 2009 and 2010. (World Wide Art Books, USA)
juried prestigious publication.

"International Encyclopaedic Dictionary" (publisher Alba Italy 2009/2010)
(well known modern artists in different époques and styles in the 2000th century to the more eclectic artists in the 2100th century)

"Creative Genius" (Masters Of Today/MOT, London 2012)

Artisti Internazionali 2011 (volume 1)
Associazione Internazionale Galleria “Il Collezionista”

Annuario per Artisti di Successo 2012 (volume 2)
Associazione Internazionale Galleria “Il Collezionista”

30 Selected Contemporary International Artists 2012 / Golden Edition
( Museum of the Americas Artists Library)


"IsegnalatI" International Art 2013 Selection - Curator: Dott. Salvatore Russo
Presentation of the Book at Amart Gallery, Bruxelles, May 2013, and in New York 2014.
Copies to the Louvre, Paris/ Tate and British Museum, London/Prado,Madrid/
Metropolitan, NewYork/Erimitage of St Petersburg/ Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam/
Musei Vaticani/ Guggenheim, Bilbao and others.


“Important World Artists” 2013 (World Wide Art Books, USA)
(juried publication)

"Art in America 2013", prestigious magazine and Annual guide
(Selected by Museum of Americas as one of ten artists).


WHO IS WHO in visual art 2014 ( prestigious reference literature)
Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig German National Library   link certificate


PROTAGONISTI DELL ARTE 2014
Painting and graphic art from the 17th century until today.       
( the historical directions of Art) 
Curator: Art critic Paolo Levi

The new heirs of Rembrandt - historical paths of the Figurative Art.
The history and the works of great masters of the informal art: Rembrandt, Botticelli, Monet,
da Vinci, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Goya
and Renoir
Special Edition 2014
EFFETTO ARTE          link invitation

The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists
from Cezanne, Chagall, Dali, Picasso etc...
"This book aims to be the most important showcase to admire the great works, that are
intended to remain in history." (Salvatore och Francesco Saverio Russo, editors and two of the
greatest Connoisseurs of Contemporary Art.)
The book was presented the 16 april 2014 at Galleria L´Agostiniana, Piazza del Popolo, Rome.

ALBO CELEBRATIVO
1914 - 2014 
"Italia in Arte"

From Futurism to Street Art Paintings   

From Bayonet to the Atomic Bomb 
(Besides Art and Military History, the book is also dedicated to progresses, investigations and discoveries of all kind in science during the century, just to mention the first heart-transplantation
and the first man on the moon.
(Also pointing at the revolutionary social and political changes during this time, altogether affecting
the history of Art as well as the history of Humanity.) 

EFFETTO ARTE 2014
Cover Gun Mattsson
Curator: Art critic Paolo Levi

ATIM´s TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2014
A critic juried selection of Top International Artists and
Vivid Arts Network
Arttour International Magazine / New York/
During "The Florence Designweek", video display in Palazzo Borghese and broadcasted by National TV

Incredible World Artists 2016
published by
WWAB (World Wide Art Books) California, USA

POLYCROMIA 2016
(Copies to the most important museums like The Louvre Paris, The State Hernitage St Petersburg, The British Museum London, The Prado Madrid, The Metropolitan Museum New York, and The Uffizi Gallery Florence)
Editor of Studio Byblos International Editing House: Dino Marasà
Chief of artistic-scientific board: Prof. Dr. Salvatore Constantino



ART COMPASS 2016
Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig, Germany

Who´s Who in Visual Art - 101 Artists in Painting, Graphic Art Digital Art, Sculpture. Vol 2017
101 Top Artists
of our day - The absolute elite
A prestigious book, avaliable world wide, even for art education, collected and archived by
German National Library
.


Personal book:  GUN MATTSSON Portraits
Edition by the international publisher Studio Byblos Publishing House.
Introduced at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany 2018, ISBN 978-88-85862-02-9
Will be marketed internationally in Bookstores, Amazon and more.


Coming:


ART ALBUM project 2017
A website, a digital book
and a printed book (ISBN) featuring an international elite, exclusive Masters, chosen by Dino Marasà, art critic. "Art Album é riservato ai veri Maestri protagonisti dell´arte!"
Art album project will be on the National Geographic TOP 10 LIST and spread world wide. (Available at Amazon and other important Publishers)

WEBB:

The Best International Contemporary Artists
Arte Communications for Industry Insides Art

 
Represented:

In several European countries, in USA and Canada.
In the permanent collection of:
South Nevada Museum Of Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA,
Museum of The Americas
, Florida and
Mamag Modern Art Museum,
Austria

Ceteris paribus:
One of those who founded the Graphic Art Group VGG in Stockholm 1992.

Member in the FENIX Group who together with the leading board of Sollentuna community organized Edsvik Art Hall at the Castle of Edsberg 2004
 

Curiosities:

1. BA: Art history, philosophy and political science
2. BA: Cultural Science
3. Socionom studies
Additionally: Studies in Freudian Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy

Favorite hobby: Classical music. 
                
Member of:
Svenska Konstnärsförbundet (Swedish Art Society)
Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad, KKV (The Artists Collective Workshop)

 

 

GUN MATTSSON is born and lives in Stockholm.

In the beginning of 1985 she started to work hard with the aquarelle and gouache techniques and she loved the miniature form.
 

1986 she made a private painting and study tour to England, France and Spain.  




 

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