Algrim is a contemporary artist who studied classic art, philosophy, art history and graphic art. He has also made numerous study tours around the world. Algrim applies an old-fashioned technique using an oil paint of his own recipe, similar to the old masters. This is a very comprehensive and slow technique that very few artists perform today. Algrim does all the work himself and does not use assistants. He also creates drawings and graphical artworks.
The art is built up with hidden mathematics and universal laws
Algrim is a very thoughtful artist who seeks the transition between heaven and earth. His capability of visualizing the spiritual world is widely acknowledged. He has participated in a number of exhibitions at home and abroad, and his work is purchased by collectors, businesses and hotels from all over Europe and the United States. Algrim is much requested as a portrait painter and has portrayed a number of celebrities.
Award winning artist. Algrim obtained the Best of Show Award in Gemart 2000 in the United States. He was also awarded as the artist of the year and has received the crystal gift of honor. He mostly lives and works in Florence, Italy.
Algrim paints on a specially made canvas with a "fishbone" structure, this is a thick canvas and the preparation contains 6-8 layers of lead ground. Each layer must dry in one week and is grained with sandpaper and water between each layer.
The blind-frame is made from the best Norwegian slow growing wood and has under 4% humidity. Every painting by Algrim has a double canvas on the rear side for extra protection.
Algrim paintings are made to last for several hundred years.
The painting itself contains only natural earth or mineral pigments of the absolute best quality. The pigments are grained in cold pressed walnut oil of the clearest and best quality. Algrim also uses a small amount of bees’ wax and liquid-secura in his paint/paintings and makes all his paint by himself. Algrim's paintings can have as much as 20-30 layers of paint and glaze. Combined with the liquid-secura, Algrim's paintings contain only the same ingredients as the masters used during the Renaissance.
Since Algrim paints in this very comprehensive and slow technique, he finishes very few paintings a year. And collectors are fighting to buy an Algrim painting.