Mats Pehrson

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Mats Pehrson has lived and worked in New York City on and off since the late 80’s.

Soho was the prominent art arena and Pehrson joined Noho Gallery on Mercer Street in 1994 and had several shows both there and at other places around the downtown art scene.

Three years later, Pehrson spent four months in Barcelona, Spain. He worked with local artists and painted on a daily basis, greatly inspired by Catalan art. Upon return to New York, Pehrson had a show at the Noho Gallery where he exhibited work that reflected the Spanish influences. He was also fortunate enough to find a studio on Beaver Street in Lower Manhattan. In a small building that houses an Irish bar and restaurant, his studio is almost invisible in comparison to the skyscrapers of the Financial District.

The effects of 9/11 on New York City, and more specifically Wall Street, strongly influenced Pehrson’s work. He captured the emotions of the area in a series of 35 monoprints on watercolor paper. This resulted in a traveling show produced by Pehrson in 2003, exhibited in Stockholm, Sweden at the Gallery Wallmark and at the Swedish Consulate in New York City. The following years until present time resulted in a string of successful shows.

He is represented in institutions and private collections in both Europe and the United States. Exhibitions include Katonah Museum, NY; Volta Art Fair, NY, NY; Vida Museum, Sweden; Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected Works

Coney Island BOARDWALK by Mats Pehrson

Coney Island BOARDWALK

Paintings - 40x30 cm
MAN IN RED HOOK by Mats Pehrson

MAN IN RED HOOK

Paintings - 40x30 cm
CHINATOWN LUMBER by Mats Pehrson

CHINATOWN LUMBER

Paintings - 40x30 cm
DOG ON BALCONY by Mats Pehrson

DOG ON BALCONY

Paintings - 76x61 cm
DICKEY HOUSE ON EDGAR STREET by Mats Pehrson

DICKEY HOUSE ON EDGAR STREET

Paintings - 76x92 cm
ANCIENT MASK by Mats Pehrson

ANCIENT MASK

Paintings - 61x61 cm
PLACA D'ESPANYA by Mats Pehrson

PLACA D'ESPANYA

Paintings - 61x51 cm
POBLE NOU by Mats Pehrson

POBLE NOU

Paintings - 61x51 cm
NITROLACKFABRIKEN by Mats Pehrson

NITROLACKFABRIKEN

Paintings - 102x92 cm
KILLARNEY ROSE by Mats Pehrson

KILLARNEY ROSE

Paintings - 102x92 cm

DEBRIS BY EAST RIVER

Paintings - 41x71 cm

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