Sven Höglund

Basic Info

Name: Sven Höglund
Date of Birth: February 22, 1935
Date of Death: November 20, 2008
Country of Origin: SE

Description

Sven Inge (born Sven Inge Höglund) was a Swedish painter and pop artist who came to some prominence in the late 1960s, doing performed visual experiments with digital technology as an art medium, and coloristic paintings.

Sven Inge was born in Umeå in 1935 and grew up in a small village in Västerbotten in northern Sweden. From an early age, he was interested in drawing and became involved in experimental art after moving to Sundsvall, and later to Stockholm by the early 1960s.

At the end of the 1960s, he gained notability co-producing, together with Ture Sjölander and Lars Weck, the experimental video performances Monument (1968) and Space in the Brain (1969), both made for Swedish television. In addition to video performances, he worked with static images of science fiction and space travel, as well as a number of monumental paintings.

In 1972, Inge created the photographic work Glesbygdare, and in 1973 Kronotorpare. Later, Inge worked with computerized holographic art, notably The Expanded Cube, which was performed at art galleries in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. He also worked with laser installations throughout the ’70s, but but the end of the decade, he began to focus more on paintings, as well as a number of transparent three-dimensional images on acryl glass.

Sven Inge was married to Rut Astrid Häggström in 1961–1967; they had no children. Inge worked and lived in Stockholm until his death in 2008.

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