When I was little my family had a big poster of Vanitas by Bjorn Wiinblad. The curls and swirls and panache of the drawing entered my bloodstream then.
In high school I lived in Scandinavia for a year and saw his work in Copenhagen.
Last month I renewed the acquaintance at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. It was a small show, but choice.
It was fun from the minute you stepped over the checkered threshold.
Wiinblad worked in many media.
He made paintings,
The ink drawings are still my favorite work of his.
Lately I’ve been on a bit of an ink drawing splurge myself. I’ll be showing some of this work at i.e. gallery in Edison, WA next month. I hope you can stop by for the opening on Saturday December 2nd from 4-6 pm. The show will be up from December 2-24th.
You can sniff for echoes of Wiinblad in the ink.