Mitchell Contemporary
Sun Valley Idaho
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Svein Koningen

Svein Koningen‘ Abstract Expressionist


For Svein Koningen, abstract inspiration comes from both external influences and of course the internal abstract thinking of a studio artist. He states he never plans an exact work allowing the paint and the internal unconscious to come through. Change is a must for this artist.

Born in post war Norway (1946) Svein Koningenand his mother joined his Dutch father in Amsterdam before the family moved to Geelong Australia in 1953.  Koningen pursued an Art and Industrial Design Degree but left shortly before graduation.  His independent personality going against the confining restrictions of the time Koningen left to get on with life.  He promptly began work as a graphic artist.  Not suited to a boring office job he took up a management position with the family business in Curacao in the Caribbean.  So sets the scene of change and diversity being a constant for Koningen.

Colour combinations and texture

He explores on canvas, the relationship between colour combinations and texture. He works intuitively, i.e. Bella Galloway The Cow, not planning ahead rather going with flow of paint with large palette knives & brushes on canvas creating from the subconscious. Creating bold exciting abstract art canvases bursting with vibrant colour, the viewer is drawn to touch the art to feel the ridging textures. Paring and scraping back paint revealing glimpses and stories within the larger abstract story. The paintings tell of various experiences of the artist for the viewer.  Not confined to particular styles his work can vary from a semi abstract expressionist Monet’s Summer Garden to water colours and nudes then a very large pure abstract.  Abstraction is his passion being born out of his art studies in the 1960’s.

Koningen’s bold textural abstract art, from minimal to heavily textured paintings attract the attention of art collectors.

His abstract paintings range from small works  on paper to large daring textural works on canvas.

Inspiration for Koningen is abstract, with his immediate urban experiences, stark landscapes and music all being the key to the artist’s creation of works on various mediums. Works evolve and flow and become a series of paintings, Paradisaea 1 Series, the very latest Midsummers Series 


Svein Koningen          Abstract Expressionist

Svein Koningen Abstract Expressionist

Svein KONINGEN - Journey of Change, Exhibition 2019

Market Spaces

Market Spaces

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 55’’ X 1.8” X 31.3 ”

Price $9,900.

Painting Location : Sun Valley ID In House

Shipping Not Included

Mid Summers Series.           Colours Of Summer

Mid Summers Series. Colours Of Summer

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 47’’ X 1.8” X 47 ”

Price $9,900.

Painting Location : Sun Valley ID In House

Shipping Not Included

Summer Market             Red

Summer Market Red

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 71’’ X 2.5” X 47”

Price $16,950.

Painting Location : Sun Valley ID In House

Shipping Not Included

Playing With Miro

Playing With Miro

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 74.5’’ X 2.5” X 63.3 ”

Price $25,900.

Painting Location : Sun Valley ID In House

Shipping Not Included

Summer Gelati

Summer Gelati

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 70.5’’ X 1.5” X 62.5”

Price $25,950.

Painting Location : Sun Valley ID In House

Shipping Not Included

Street Scenes                  Painted in Brugge

Street Scenes Painted in Brugge

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 74.5’’ X 1.5” X 63.3 ”

Price $24,900.

Painting Location : Australia

Can be immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Shipping Not Included

Colours

Colours

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 71’’ X 1.5” X 47.2 ”

Price $16,950.

Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Shipping Not Included

Abstract # 58

Abstract # 58

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Wood Stretcher Frame

Size: 79’’ X 1.5” X 71”

Price $29,900.

Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Shipping Not Included

Example of Size   Australian Studio      Svein & Tim  Mitchell

Example of Size Australian Studio Svein & Tim Mitchell

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: Ruffly H 65’’ X 1.5” X W 93 ”

Price $29,950.

Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

First Love Last Love

First Love Last Love

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 71’’ X 1.5” X 60”

Price $25,900.

Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Please Note : On Hold , Possible Museum Purchase

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Abstract  White Red on Black

Abstract White Red on Black

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 79’’ X 1.5” X 71”

Price $29,900.

Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Shipping Not Included

The Blue Series 2

The Blue Series 2

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas with Lacquer (glass finish) on Colour sections on Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 47.2’’ X 1.8” X 35.4”

Price $9,500.

Painting Location : Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Shipping Not Included

Tumbling Circles

Tumbling Circles

Medium : Acrylic on Canvas & Hand Made -Built Wood Frame

Size: 47.2’’ X 1.8” X 35.4”

Price $9,900.

Painting Location : Painting Location : Australia

Can Be Immediately Shipped Upon Purchase!

Shipping Not Included

Koningen in Paris video.mov

Sven’s Paris Show

KoningenART The Garden