TRESKALLARNA AT VÄSBY KONSTHAL SEPTEMBER 24 util OCTOBER 16 2016 AN EXHIBITION WITH JUST FUN, BEAUTIFUL AND USELESS THINGS DONE IN WOOD WITH TOMAS SKIMUTIS AND MARTIN HEAP Sculpting in wood is usually associated with handicraft, springing from ancient times farming community, made by loners deep in the woods. Treskallarna shows with this show that carving can be cool, urbane, subtle, humorous and can function both as art and decor items. Common to all three artists are firmly anchored in the natural world, where both lifelike animals and amazing birds intermingled. TRESKALLARNA is a loosely united group of enthusiasts who were formed in 2013 when we together exhibited at Gallery Bellman on Bellmansgatan, Stockholm. The focus is variation and humor in the layers doses. There is also space for seriousness and reflection, always playful. Jörgen Melin with its colorful and shapeless creations. Martin Heap's subtle metaphors often with animal motifs. Tomas Skimuti's freaking outings without limitations. Everything is under a wooden umbrella.
Carving The Future, 
World Craft Counsils Wood Carving Contest in Dongyang, Kina 9 – 22 october 2014. On October 8, I traveled to China to represent Sweden at the World Crafts Council's Wood Carving Festival and competition "Carving the Future" in Dongyang, near Shanghai, China. Participants were 20 Chinese master in the company of 20 woodcarvers from different countries. The goal was to explore the possible future of woodcarving. My contribution "I am here now" is a kind of alien that is a combination of what inspires me. Different animals such as birds, insects, scifi characters. There is also a friendly figure with outstretched hands, though it has a completely alien form. A kind of symbol to show that even if someone looks completely different, You maybe even can´t understand it. It doesn´t need to be a threat.
TRESKALLARNA “THE CUTTING EDGE” 2013-10-17 - 213-10-24 AN EXHIBITION WITH JUST FUN, BEAUTIFUL AND USELESS THINGS DONE IN WOOD WITH TOMAS SKIMUTIS AND MARTIN HEAP Sculpting in wood is usually associated with handicraft, springing from ancient times farming community, made by loners deep in the woods. Treskallarna shows with this show that carving can be cool, urbane, subtle, humorous and can function both as art and decor items. Common to all three artists are firmly anchored in the natural world, where both lifelike animals and amazing birds intermingled.
Exhibition whith a theme of birds 
on Galleri Eva Solvang 2012-05-24 - 2012-06-20
Very successful exhibition. Here are some reflections: WOOD 2010 - Blood, crafts and fools, Virserums Konsthall 2010-05-08 - 2010-12-05 Handicrafts are directly related to work of the hand. Participating craftsmen has been selected by Lars Apelmo. The exhibition reflects Swedish handicrafts in wood today. Blood for it's life. Blood is also significant for wood and needlework - crafts. Fools for the seemingly irrational in the selection of crafts. A counterforce to the consumer society safety. The exhibition shows both carved figures, which never been showed before, and free items with a clear date today.
Solo exhibition at Gallery T, Old Town, 2010-02-06 - 2010-02-11
Summer Craft 2008, Nordiska Museet, 13 June-28 September 2008. Almost everyone who has children peeled the bark of a twig, or perhaps carved bark boats. Some never stop without becoming very proficient with the knife to carve is something of a social movement. Wood and wood carving has nothing to do with financial wealth to do. It requires no expensive machine and tools are simple. Everybody can passably handle a knife. Material is available everywhere and costs almost nothing. Sometimes nature itself formats there, done half the work: And the reasons are all around: people, plants and animals. Johan Knutsson, curator

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