About the artist

From being one of Sweden’s most popular illustrators and cutting satirist, with numerous international awards behind him, Jesper Waldersten (born 1969) has rapidly made a name for himself as a recognised and distinctive artist.

With his inimitable style in which he seemingly unhindered mixes words, photos, music and draughtsmanship, he creates images where nothing is static, nothing is obvious. The result is unpredictable, ingenious and usually unsettling; you may laugh at the clever wordplay, the sharp humour and the contemporary commentaries but lurking throughout is a depth of seriousness.

He has published several highly acclaimed books and has exhibited in Sweden and abroad to very positive reviews. Waldersten lives in Mariefred, outside Stockholm.

SOLO EXHIBITION
2016 Exhibition: Vida Konsthall, “Vägen ut finns här inne”, Öland
2013 Exhibition: Darkland, “Heavily armed Souls”, Berlin
2013 Exhibition: Room 26, Middle Fuxing Road, Shanghai, White nights, Black days
2012 Exhibition: Skellefteå Konsthall “Waldersten365:64, Skellefteå
2012 Exhibition: Linnman Gallery “Royal Leftovers”, Jönköping
2011 Exhibition: Grafikens Hus “Den ganska långa vägen hit”, Mariefred
2011 Exhibition: Gallery Jonas Kleerup “Waldersten365”, Stockholm
2007 Exhibition: Kulturhuset Stockholm ”Here I Am”, Stockholm
2005 Exhibition: Frans Suell Malmö “Malmösviten”, Malmö
2003 Exhibition: Färgfabriken “One Black Line”, Stockholm

EXHIBITIONS
2016/17 Exhibiton: Vida Konsthall ”Vinter”, Öland
2016 Exhibiton: Pointe et Burin, Paris
2010 Exhibition: Braverman Gallery, “Worshipping the Sun” with Lars Tunbjörk and Christine Ödlund, Tel Aviv
2008 Exhibition: Färgfabriken North “Teleport Färgfabriken”
2001 Exhibition: “The New Europeans”, Stockholm
2000 Exhibition: Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, “People that don´t exist”,
2000 Exhibition: Krapperups Konsthall, Sweden, “The Art of Illustration”,

BOOKS
2016 Walderstenen
2016 “Vägen ut finns här inne”
2015 “POEM”
2014 “Allt Brinner!”
2013 “Walderstens Instagram”
2012 “Kent Waldersten. Lägg er inte i!”
2011 “Waldersten365”
2009 “Royal Leftovers”
2007 ”Here I Am”
2006 “Jesper Walderstens Painting Book”
2004 “Full of Emptyness”
2003 “One Black Line”
2003 “Godnattfnatt”
2002 “Tack för senast din djävel”

GRANTS & AWARDS
2016 The Axel Munthe Scolarship
2016 Swedish Design Award, “POEM”
2013 Swedish Photobook Award 2013
2012 Swedish Design Award for “Waldersten365”. 1 Silver and 1 Daredevil Award.
2012 Swedish Book Art Award for ”Waldersten365”
2010 Best of Newspaper Design 2009. Award of Exellence
2007 Kolla Graphic Design&Illustration. 1 Gold
2006 Best of Newspaper Design 2005. 1 Award of Exellence
2005 Best of Newspaper Design 2004. 2 Silver
2004 Kolla Graphic Design&Illustration 2004. 1 Gold, 2 Silver
2004 Swedish Book Art Award for ”Godnattfnatt”
2004 Best of Newspaper Design 2003. 1 Gold and 1 Award of Exelence
2003 Best of Newspaper Design 2002. 1 Gold and 1 Award of Exelence
2002 Best of Newspaper Design 2001 scandinavia. 1 Silver
2002 Best of Newspaper Design 2001. 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Award of Exelence

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Kulturrådet, Sweden
Skellefteå Konsthall, Sweden
Jönköpingsläns Musuem, Sweden
Grafikens Hus, Sweden
Färgfabriken Nord, Sweden

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2016 “Låt aldrig någonting stå”, Bolidenskolan i Skellefteå, Sweden

About the Gallery

The artist Jesper Waldersten has always gone his own way, challenging old notions of reality and the art world. Waldersten Online Gallery is just another step in the same direction.

At Waldersten Online Gallery you can find original paintings from previous exhibitions presented in new contexts.

At Waldersten Oneline Gallery you may find rarities that never have been shown before as well as odd sketches, signed books and prints in small editions, all of which are available for purchase. You also have the opportunity to follow Waldersten’s work via Instagram.

The Waldersten Online Gallery was established in 2013. It was one of the first webbased galleries in Sweden with office in Mariefred outside Stockholm. The Gallery runs by Petra Freudenthal Waldersten. The Gallery plans to open a temporary showroom in Stockholm 2017.