Artist Profile

About Kristoffer "Krs" Kullengren

Born in Sweden in 1979, Kristoffer ‘Krs’ Kullengren graduated from London University,  School of Oriental and African Studies in 2004. Krs is a multicultural, hexalingual Swedish artist and a representative of contemporary Nordic thinking who expresses and connects cultures through art on the global scene. Owning to his new voice, his art has a unique expressionistic style that is widely accepted by the new generation of global art audiences.

Krs has done more than twenty solo exhibitions in Asia and Europe over the past 5 years. The exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum of Xi An, Yunjian Art Museum in Shanghai, Bai & Yun Art Museum in Moganshan, and Iwasaki Art Museum in Japan are just some of the highlights. With a background in technology Krs is an avant-garde advocate in championing art into spaces than other than traditional galleries and museums. Previous partnerships with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, BMW Shanghai, Danish Design Centre, IKEA China and Mizuno Japan were successful in expressing art and culture to a wider audience.  

Because of his unique life experience, many of Kristoffer Kullengren’s works are reflections on the cosmopolitan life with a philosophical pondering into social issues and humanity. His unique expressionistic style gives his art a signature voice and is loved by the new generation of art audience. His themes which are often philosophical and thought provoking also manages to inspire the playfulness in our hearts through its naiveite. Topics range from his daily experiences through his travels and the people that he meets along the way to a wide range of social issues. Technology, humanity, love as well as nature are themes that are commonly reoccurring.  

2021 saw him move back into the world of digital art through NFTs where he started his career in 2008. He now has a Metaverse space where regular exhibitions are run as well and has to date issued and sold more than 5,000 digital art pieces. His thinking is that digitalization is the democratiztion of art and that in this way should be more accessible than traditional art has usually been.

Krs often explains that his images lives in the place between dream and reality. He pierces the veil and comes back with art which is often semi-abstract. He wants the viewer to let the mind float and find its own meaning in the symbols that reoccur throughout his works. In his own words his art ‘lives in that place in the morning where you are not sure if you are awake or still dreaming’ Krs loves to travel and has a knack for finding interesting individuals and adventures wherever he goes.  From hair raising taxi rides in Beijing to selling cabaret tickets in Dublin or spending time with Mexican street preachers in San Diego there is always a story in there somewhere/

The voice of Kristoffer Kullengren

Whilst I enjoy the company of others, I prefer getting lost in fantasies of my own creation, dreaming away, being a swashbuckling pirate or a pilot flying an old airplane across the oceans.

With a thirst for knowledge and the uncontrollable urge to create, I left Sweden and went to the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and the University of Waseda in Japan to study human history and philosophy. That is why, in my art, there are philosophies, stories, places and people that have made my life.

When I create, I believe: That all humans are equal and beautiful and carry the seed for greatness inside. That we can achieve what we can dream. That everything is cyclical in nature.

There is a constant battle for the human soul, and I need to decide where I stand. I believe in connection rather than friction, unity rather than division. That is why I chose to stand in the light and carry the dreams through my art.

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