Birk Bjørlo is known for his large-format canvases and his bright colours palate. He builds his abstract compositions in layers, keen on holding fast to a work process where he would be able to add and subtract from the painterly material at all times. He builds an inner landscape, a meditative space trying to establish a place for contemplation in a world where events occur at a speed of light. As Bjørlo explains himself his work finds itself on a span between controlling the uncontrollable and letting the uncontrollable take control of him.
Birk Bjørlo’s new series of etchings are seen by the artist as a form of x-ray images of his painterly work. Not only the chromatic scale becomes suggestive of this parallel, as the works on paper are printed with a mix of black and silver, but also when considering the technique chosen for the project. Through the painterly printmaking technique of soap ground aquatint, the artist reveals to the spectator his composition’s constructive elements.
Birk Bjørlo (b. 1986) is represented by Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Birk Bjørlo – Untitled, 2018 – Soap ground aquatint – Somerset 300 gr. – 63 x 49 cm – Edition of 16
Printed & published by Printer’s Proof
Price per piece € 565 incl. Danish VAT
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