Carl Ahlman is born 1983 and raised in the rural island of Gotland, outside the east coast of Sweden.
He has studied classical painting at The Swedish Academy of Realist Art. During his first year he helped form a traditional art group, and in his second year he was offered a teaching scholarship.
He has participated in several group exhibitions, aswell as in solo shows, in Sweden, Finland and USA.
He gives courses in classical painting and he has also taught creativity in the Scandinavian School of Brussels.
His countryside upbringing created a strong relationship to nature. This is something he keeps returning to in his painting. Trough the years his work has gone more towards narrating the pure and untouched nature. His motives often lacks a clear definition of time and traces of human life.
In his ambition to honestly retell his experience of nature Carl paints on set, directly with his motive.
He wants to communicate his impressions of nature and the surrounding world.
The passion and joy over the actual creation and not just the finished product is present in his paintings. The craft it self is important to him and a vital condition for his ability to express himself freely.
He works in oil, in a classical manner. Through time pressure, due to changing light and other surrounding factors in outdoor painting, he keeps his work direct, straight and not to academic. This is something that correlates with his view on nature and the storys he wants to tell.
With each new painting Carl strives to deepen and perfect his ability to tell his own story.
The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, studies in traditional painting
2016 - Christie's international real estate award, in the exhibition "Root to Bloom" Principle Gallery. Alexandria, USA
2016 – ”Root to Bloom” Principle Gallery. Alexandria, USA
2016 – Galleria Contempo. Helsinki, Finland
2016 - Galleria Dix. Helsinki, Finland
2015 – Galleri Ridelius. Visby, Sweden
2015 – Galleri Sjaustru. Sjaustru, Sweden
2015 - Visby domkyrka. Visby, Sweden
2015 - Galleria Dix. Helsinki, Finland
2014 – Grafiska gruppens galleri. Visby, Sweden
2014 – Galleria Dix. Helsinki, Finland
2013 – Galleri Ridelius. Visby, Sweden
2009 – Waikiki Gallery. Stenkyrka Sweden
2008 – Waikiki Gallery. Stenkyrka, Sweden
2016 - "Root to Bloom" Principle Gallery. Alexandira, USA
2016 – Gumbostrand konst & form. Sipoo, Finland
2014 – Eskils Konstgalleri. Landskrona, Sweden
2014 – Galleri Adolfsson. Stockholm, Sweden
2014 – Riddarhuset. Stockholm, Sweden
2013 – Vårsalongen på Korsbygården. Lärbro, Sweden
2012 – Galleri Sjöhästen. Nyköping, Sweden
2009 - Vårsalongen på Korsbygården. Lärbro, Sweden
2008 - Vårsalongen på Korsbygården. Lärbro, Sweden
2016 – Affordable Art Fair. Stockholm, Sweden
2016 – ARThelsinki. Helsinki, Finland
”Allegori”. Johan & Nyström, Kafferostare och Tehandlare, Stockholm, Sweden. Acquired 2014.
”Liljor”. The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Donated 2012.
Puclications and Media:
”Carl målar naturen i fält”. Gotlands Allehanda 27/11 2015.
”Han tar sitt stafli, penslar och färger ut i naturen”. Gotlands Allehanda 30/7 2015.
Art teacher at Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. 2014/2015
Art teacher at Scandinavian School of Brusseles, 2005
Carl also gives private classes in painting.