www.colbengtson.com Tomas Colbengtson Bearkoenvuemie, dearnesne lea reakadamme jah desnie sov maananbaelesne orreme. Satne tjiehpiedäjjine 30 jaepieh vaaradamme jah sov tjeahpoeh daelie jeenebe saemienkultuvreste
“Mov lea nöörjen minngienamma mohte leab sveerjen veasoje jah mieleb goh nasjovnehts saemie.
Mov sjadtemisnie naavaenie soptsestieh religijovni, gielenihtoej skaamedehteme joejkemi jah gaeptiej bijre,
dihte jis eah gåessieh movhth lissieraajesh jah baakoehts maahtoeh fuelhkesne.
Tjabrehtimsjuhteme jah tjaetsiefaamoebigkeme jaepiej 1950-70
dulvemigujmie sjadti akte dejstie gellieh fiejlijst mah byjjesfaamoe dorjeme.
Gielenihteme skuvlesne raajan 1957 sjadti goh åarjelsaemien orrijin soptsestidh.
Mejtie mov saemiegielen namhtah sjadti ulmieb tjeahpoejgujmie barkedh”
www.colbengtson.com Tomas Colbengtson Samie people has been for several 100 years been effected of colonisation of their land and identity. This is the spring in my art.
Tomas Colbengtson is born in a small sæmie village of Björkvattnet Tärna northern Sweden.
In his works he often refers to sami culture, investigating cultural identity, history and indigenous peoples contemporary situation
Tomas explore images, colors and forms based from sami culture and the nordic Scandinavian landscape. He is experimenting with combinations of media and material and has developed a new way to print screen prints in overlay glass often working with screen-print on metal, (aluminium, brass, silver) and working with etching and digital art technique. Colbengtson is exhibiting international, public artwork in Sweden and Finland.
Colbengtson has been working as artist since 1991 and have exhibited in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, USA, Canada, Russia, Brasil, Germany, Italy, Greece, Holland, France, Spain, Egypt, Austria, Swiss, Iceland, Faerovisland, Canada and Japan.
Tomas Colbengtson is represented in new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway and Sami-parlament Karasjok Norway
2018 Initiator of Sápmi Salasta a nomadic art residence for indigenous artists
2022 Public sculpture Sæemie Sijte Snåsa