In a certain sense, Roger Metto is a landscape painter. His imagery, however, has both representative and abstract elements. Magnificent mountain ranges and deep valleys rendered in an extremely intense range of colours, with features from the mountains of northern Sweden and the Rockies, more closely resemble dreamland geographies. If human figures or buildings appear, they are small and insignificant against the backdrop of powerful landscapes.
The paintings depict the wilderness and fantasies about great adventures with references to memories from the artist's early life in Kiruna, films he has seen, places he has visited or the smallness of humanity in the face of nature. In this exhibition, Roger Metto exhibits new paintings, most of them from 2017.
Roger Metto (b. 1964) grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. He lives and works in Stockholm. After studies at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, he has had numerous exhibitions and public commissions. He is represented in several of the country's major art collections, including those of Moderna Museet, Gothenburg Museum of Art and Public Art Agency Sweden.