“A jazz solo in ink”
Painted live from the edge of the stage 1997-2023
Jazz club Fasching welcomes you to the opening of the exhibition “A jazz solo in ink” – Live drawn from the edge of the stage 1997-2023 by the artist Martin Ehrling, an exhibition that will be shown in Fasching’s premises during the autumn. During the opening, Martin Ehrling will talk about his artistry and painting. The jazz saxophonist and art critic Per Thornberg will also improvise around the musical portrait.
Date: 19 September 17-19
In recent years, Martin Ehrling has been a recurring guest at the jazz club, where he drew portraits of the musicians on stage during the concerts. During the autumn, he shows his art at Fasching.
Martin Ehrling has a background as an artist, newspaper cartoonist and educational material illustrator. He is perhaps best known to jazz enthusiasts as a cartoonist and writer for JAZZ / Orkersterjournalen. Martin Ehrling received the Carl von Linné Prize in 2001 for his work on the book “Dates and Computers – Everyday and Party on the Arabian Peninsula”.
During the period 1985-2000, Martin Ehrling drew for Dagens Nyheter and has also produced teaching materials for the major publishers as well as various educational materials and exhibitions for various organisations, government works and museums such as Folkens Museum Etnografiska, SIDA, Statens Invandrarverk, UNICEF, Kulturhuset.
During his active years, Martin Ehrling has made various reportage trips with music images to Cuba, Brazil, Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Finland and Norway.
His music portraits have previously been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo and Barcelona.