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Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund is born 1987 in a small town in the northern part of Sweden. Growing up close to nature early inspired him to work with the stories it presented. What things cannot grow from an impression like that in ones imagination.
Drawing quickly began the preferred tool to tell his stories with, growing up with grandparents that were landscape painters offered him a great deal of inspiration. Just seeing what they got out of nature, the vast landscapes and mountain chains of northern Sweden, an impression that made you want to step into the paintings and experience the scene himself.
The craft in itself feel short, wanting to tell more than his mind could grasp, this made Per Elof search to enhance his craft by studying nature more closely, trying to capture the essence that strikes every person in daily life, may in the a landscape scene or the expression of a face. And by wanting to put his focus on this he found his way to the Florence Academy of Art, a school which has helped him to see nature with more opened eyes. As an alumni he now works there as an Anatomy teacher.

"Right now I’m inspired by the Sámi culture of northern Scandinavia, going back to my ancestors, seeing and experiencing a culture still living in close connection with nature. Here is where he finds most of his subjects and inspiration."

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