A nice art experience in the night

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This last Saturday evening I experienced a very nice art exhibition at Mitt Möllan/My Mill Field situated in the premises of Claesgatan 8, near Möllevångstorget/The Mill Field Square. It was called “Gallerinatt hos Mitt Möllan”/Gallery Night at My Mill Field”. I had been invited and decided to go there. Since I love art, love to watch art, movies, plays, to write, paint, draw, write calligraphy, take photos, listen to different kinds of music, perform on stage etc it was a natural thing to do.  The photo above is taken just inside the entrance of Claesgatan 8, in the beginning to the left of the long passage which goes straight through the building. There the shops, restaurants, galleries and studios are placed alongside it. A bit further in there’s a small square and passages leading in other directions to other rooms, studios and shops.  When the mall Leonard which used to be here before were shut down, plans were made to make use of the building in a slightly different way. Mitt Möllan is meant to be a cluster for small and medium-sized companies with focus on art, human rights, green production, fashion, environment issues and a multi-cultural sphere of sound affection and mutual respect. Mitt Möllan is also under development and not completed yet.

The first artist I bumped into was a very nice and attractive Italian artist who is living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her name is Elena Pecci. She’s born in Modena, Italy, grew up there, but has been living in Köbenhavn/Copenhagen for some years, a city she has fallen in love with, where she’s working and thriving. Elena Pecci is a painter, educated in Graphic Advertisement and Multimedia Design. She’s a painter, graphic designer, and four weeks each year a tourist assistant. Her web page can be found at http://www.elenapecci.dk, and might also be contacted at (+45) 41 13 66 20. When I saw Elena’s paintings I absolutely loved them. I told her I saw a good combination of colours, enticing motives, a good balance in the compositions and a kind of romantic mystique that went straight into my heart. One of her paintings is also called “Balance”, another one “Amore”. You can see Elena Pecci in a couple of the photos below, some of her paintings and in the first one also her French friend Estelle who helped her. In the photo they are talking to a couple of young women who were visiting the exhibition.

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There were lots of artistic marvels exhibited that night, and many artists, fashion desginers etc present mingling or performing among the interested visitors. Photographer Anna Moberg, (not a relative of mine), was one of them. Her pictures were interesting and she can be reached at annamoberg.tumblr.com. Her colleague Mona Åhberg might be contacted at mona.ahberg@gmail.com. Another painter and pen artist who presented her work last Saturday night at Mitt Möllan was Ida Bromee Mellberg. She wasn’t present herself, but her father guarded her interests. Ida Bromee Mellberg is 27 years old and has been making pictures since childhood according to her father. She’s educated in graphic design, paints fine pictures, makes portraits and draws various motives. One of Ida’s paintings of half a tiger reminded me of one of my paintings of a tiger head which I made during my years as student at Lund University. Ida might be reached at idamellberg@gmail.com or (+46)76-8600833.

After Ida’s art I went into a room to the right where two young men at the far end conducted a marvel of sounds and visible impressions. Small candles were placed along lines on the floor. The light was turned off in the roof, white sheets to one side were hanging from the roof, only slightly lit by spot lights to create a mysterious feeling. Outisde the room another Italian artist living in Copenhagen, Denmark was presenting her work. It was Domitilla Biagini who’s making jewellery by natural material. She and her art can be found at http://www.ledomicorazioni.com, ledomicorazioni@gmail.com, or (+45)50184500.

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Before I moved on I took a break to have some dinner. Just to the left there is a cluster of various ethnic restaurants, and I chose the Indian one called Tapory Tiffins. They serve Indian street food, raw food, and Ayurveda. The food was good, as well as the management and service. The people working at Tapory Tiffins were very nice and I can recommend it to anyone who want to enjoy a good meal. They might be contacted at http://www.taporytiffins.se or info@taporytiffins.se On the far side of the small square in the middle of the passage there’s a shop called PollyJo & Moz kläder och Smycken/PollyJo & Moz Clothes and Jewellery.  It’s a small shop run by some young fashion designers and artists. Paintings and drawings in 1970-influenced style in early 2013 re-shape were haning on the walls. The fashion on the clothes are designed and made to suit hipsters and environment-aware people who care about the earth we are living on.  The young women and men working there were interesting talking to, and their creativity and work recommendable. You find them at http://www.pollyjo-moz.se.

At Gallery Amparo Spanish-born Amparo Climent from Valencia, Spain was exhibiting her art, she and some others. Paintings by different artists were hanging on the gallery walls, and at the far end some paintings by Amparo that I liked very much. The warmth in the colours, the character of them. In another room paintings and photos of people from Spain were staring into the eyes of the spectators, and reminding us of our biased humanity. You find more info at http://www.amparocliment.com, or amparocliment25@gmail.com

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Back at the entrance at Claesgatan is the fashion store Hi On Life, which might be found at http://www.hionlifestore.com or info@hionlifestore.com I found some more creativity and entrepreneurship.  Like PollyJoz & Mo they have a collection for environment-aware hipsters and others, mainly aimed at fairly young people from children to young adults between 19 and 35 I gather. Hi On Life too had urban and political art on their walls, and the style of the clothes they sell are cut in a way that resembles the styles used in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. The material used are meant to be natural and “earth-responsible” so to speak. One of the owners of the Hi On Life store was presenting their collection and also talking with me and a customer.

At half past eight I left the building, (without Elvis though) to take the bus home. It had been an enjoyable evening, and I had met many interesting and talented people. The creativity in the Malmoe-Scania-Copenhagen region is thriving and developing and it’s great to see. The darkness had fallen on Malmoe giving the city that evening magic which, used for a good purpose, might give creative people inspiration as life itself and the world we live in. What world do we prefer?

Anders Moberg, October 2d 2013

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