Bjorn Wiinblad

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,

puzzles,

textiles

and ceramics.

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.

paschkis ink drawing

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8 responses to “Bjorn Wiinblad

  1. I love this post! Thanks for the intro to another fabulous artist whose work I missed along the way.

    Your pear is luscious!

  2. Your posts are always such a wonderful treat and inspiration for me … love Wiinblad’s amazing work and the inspiration it provides you in your deliciously beautiful work!! And on it flows …. With love from across the Pacific in New Zealand ❤

  3. I love this Julie, and it is so true that what we stare at as children gets into our artistic blood. My dad had several books of another brilliant pen and ink artist-Heinrich Kley, and I was then and am now fascinated with his line work.

    • Thanks for your comment. I had not heard of Heinrich Kley before. I just googled him – his drawings are wild. Very expressive line!

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for the intro to Wiinblad’s work. Your drawings are gorgeous. 🙂

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