In Úlfur Karlsson’s energetic and autonomous universe characters are all entangled in complex compositions. The strong and vivid colors are often spiced up by texts with socio-political undertones. With his neo-expressive insistent style, the intensity radiates towards you, a story unfolds almost taken out of a script for a film or a comic strip. Karlsson finds inspiration in current issues such as politics, environment and living conditions, but at the same time the works also contain hope and positivity.
Text by Annegrethe Davis, Davis Gallery, Copenhagen