Swedish-Canadian Jennifer Saxell is a painter and musician. When she came to Sweden for the first time in the summer of 1990, she fell head over heels for the small fairytale town of Ystad and emigrated there with her family a year later. Since then, her paintings have been largely inspired by the southern Scanian small-town idyll on Österlen, but also the stately big cities in both Sweden and Denmark.
Jennifer has created her own style that could be called naive pop art. With a built-in sense of color and form, she plays with reality. The result is surreal patchwork quilts where the landscapes swing and the houses dance – lively and colorful, filled with individual details that live their own lives. Her images convey warmth and joy but also melancholy, openness but also secrets in a combination of the familiar and the unpredictable.
Jennifer has illustrated i.a. a Ingela ”Pling” Forsman’s children’s books and covers of all Susanna Alakoski’s youth books. Jennifer Saxell was awarded the Ystad Municipality Culture Prize in 2007.
In 2010, she published from the book “Ystad”, a collection of her own texts and street motifs.
Jennifer’s art can be found in galleries, museums and private collections around the world.
Every year during the Easter week, Jennifer opens her private studio in Österlen with a large exhibition for the public.
Jazz Art Artist 2021 Ystad Winter Piano Fest
Hannah SvenssonJazzartist 2021 Ystad Winter Piano Fest
With painting and jazz as life’s yin and yang
Hannah Svensson works mainly with watercolor, ink and acrylic. It has been natural for Hannah, to connect art and music in the paintings.
The jazz theme becomes clear in the album Pictures In Mind, where each song on the record has an associated work of art.
In her Jazz Art, Hannah has been inspired by the big and timeless stars in the jazz sky, those who have made headstrong impressions, created new styles of music,
passed groundbreaking milestones and shaped jazz history into what jazz is today.
The cover and poster for our very first winter piano party, is made by the jazz singer and artist Hannah Svensson.
Hannah exhibits her jazz pictures at Ystads Teater on 27/12 and at Ystad Saltsjöbad on 28/12. All jazz pictures can be bought on site.
Jazz Art Artist 2021
Pia CarlströmJazz Art Artist 2021
Pia Carlström grew up in Spain. She studied painting and sculpture in Malaga, Madrid and Cordoba and went on to study graphics in Paris and Odense. As a second-generation artist and member of the East Skåne Artists’ Society (ÖSKG), she has played a part in the success story of art in Österlen. Pia has exhibited all over Sweden and in Denmark and Germany.
She was commissioned to create the poster for the 2007 Kristianstad Jazz Festival and music has long been a source of inspiration and motifs in her art. “Jazz music’s improvisational but simultaneously structured form has been a driving force in the studio for many years,” says Pia.
Auction of the original painting “Samspelt i Ystad” (Interplayed in Ystad)
Pia Carlström has donated the original painting, featuring Jan Lundgren and Nils Landgren among others, to the festival. Format 85 x 120 cm. The original will be auctioned during the festival. Place a bid at www.ystadjazz.se
The auction will end on Saturday 7 August at 20.45, before the final concert.
Art exhibition at Saluhallen
The original painting “Samspelt i Ystad” will be exhibited along with other works by Pia Carlström at the newly opened Saluhallen in Ystad (on the corner of Teatergränd/Stora Västergatan). The exhibition runs 31 July – August 15 with a preview, attended by the artist, on 31 July at 12.00
The painting is also available as an art poster, format 50 x 70 cm, which can be purchased at the JazzShop and Saluhallen during the festival for SEK 150. It can also be ordered via the festival’s webshop.
Jazz Art Artist 2020
Karl ValveJazz Art Artist 2020
Karl Valve was born in 1978 in Tullinge outside Stockholm, where he was fascinated by graffiti culture early on. With the move to Malmö, he discovered the P-building Anna and graffiti-lovable walls. It sparked his painting and creativity. A pop art artist was born!
As a curious pop art artist, Karl constantly develops new techniques with sprays, paints, spackles, layer upon layer, photo etc. on everything from linen to aluminum. Karl is a prolific photographer who is inspired by places and environments around the world. In addition to loving photography and painting, he loves film and music.
Jazz Art Artist 2019
Ardy Strüwer Jazz Art Artist 2019
Double anniversary! Ardy Stüwer, who himself celebrates 80 years, has made the jazz festival’s 10th anniversary.
Over the years, Ardy has illustrated jazz articles in the international media, not least from Norman Granz’s “Jazz at the Philharmonic” where
giants such as The Modern Jazz Quartet, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Johns Coltrane and more performed.
Ardy says it is a very great honour, to be able to contribute to the festival, which is a fantastic live enjoyment and happening.
“Kiss my Jazz,” love Ardy!
Jazz Art Artist 2018
Angelica WiikJazz Art Artist 2018
Angelica Wiik belongs to the artist family Öjemark Wiik from Stockholm and Hudiksvall. Angelica’s art is colorful, pleasing and sensual, preferably with women and music in the motives.
As strong as her painting, her social commitment and support to young people.
She is also active in many different animal rights organizations. Angelica paints the life of jazz in rose red on nights and early mornings, usually for nice jazz and other Music.
Jazz Art Artists 2017
Owe GustafsonJazz Art Artists 2017
The artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer and author Owe Gustafson are famous for the vast majority of the animations of Five ants are more than four elephants.
How many have not learned to read and write thanks to them? When Sweden’s Television celebrated 60 years in 2016, the ants and elephants were named the most popular children’s programs in the world.
For decades, Owe was an illustrator of DN. As an artist, he has exhibited from New York in the west to Tokyo in the East. This year’s jazz record with the swinging blue elephant is called Tunggung.
Jazz Art Artists 2015 & 2016
Lasse ÅbergJazz Art Artist 2015 & 2016
General practitioners creator. His life is, in his own opinion, an adult magazine where he draws, paints, sings and takes a few napkins. The fancy Jazzpostern 2015 is called Birdland. What fits better in Skåne? A stork and a heron!
Jazz Art Artist 2014
Edna HinnersonJazz Art Artist 2014
The image of the little bassist came in with a previous jazz festival in Ystad.
I found myself in a joyous jewel, was simply “high” of the music experiences. Jazz is a strong source of energy for me. Playfulness – mainly in some improvisational sequences – I feel again from my own creation. Periods when creativity is strongest and everything just flows. Creation, Creator and Eph. other participants become one and the time stands still.
As an artist and human, I am multifaceted as a jazz improvisation. A combination of madness and wisdom. My official “boulder” is long, but really uninteresting. To summarize my CV, which began in 1931 in Hamburg, I am a product of the long life I lived. The trip has been instructive.
Jazz Art Artist 2013
Ardy StrüwerJazz Art Artist 2014
Colorful Ardy Strüwer was born on Java, grew up and educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, came to Sweden for further studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and has worked at renowned studio in Paris and New York.
“Being a painter is to act as an optical author,” says Ardy. Painting is speaking the languages of the eyes and considering the painting is to read in shape and color. One can look at art with three eyes; his own and the heart. “Ardy is a multiculturalist, scriptwriter, humorist, musician with jazz and funk in the veins, but most of them an explosive palette painter.
Jazz Art Artist 2012
Madeleine PykJazz Art Artist 2012
Madeleine Pyks’s art reflects a wonderful journey, from a rich childhood and grew up over a large part of the world into her innermost wars. Everything is in her lustful artistic creation. In art, she often tells stories where places and memories appear, where people, houses, bikes, dogs and toys fly around.
The one who had the privilege of seeing her very extensive collection of photographs from moments around her, hopes for an exhibition showing an unknown side of her artistry.
Madeliene Pyk is a great person to meet, full of humor, life and curiosity. She is one of our most popular and diligent artists and definitely one of the coolest.
Jazz Art Artist 2011
Alain Le ChatelierJazz Art Artist 2011
Alain Le Chatelier is a French artist who shows her work in France, St. Barthélemy, Sweden and the United States. Bright saturated colors define his palette. You are immediately drawn to the humor, spiced with a splash of neglect, seen in his work. “Some of the paintings are seen from an angle that only a bird or insect flying above can see,” says Le Chatelier, who often includes insects in his paintings, giving a touch of imagination. Some of the scenes, he refers to as “confined space”, where the viewer is welcomed into space. You never know what you can find in one of Le Chatelier’s paintings, colors are just the beginning …
Jazz Art Artist 2010
Cecilia TengbladJazz Art Artist 2010
“Music and art are touching each other. Together they are reborn in exciting improvisations and it was, among other things, Glad to come to”
Cecilia Tengblad is educated in graphics and animation at The Royal College of Art in London and is active in Sweden.