Helena Björkman

Helena Björkman

My love for abstract, non-figurative art lies in the fact that it does not portray any reality or absolute truth. The artist has an unlimited opportunity to influence the observer with the choice of color and shape, technology and structure. However, at the same time, the viewer is completely free to decide for themself what it portrays. It calls for imagination, innovation and creativity. The idea that nothing can be anything if you look closely creates boundless possibilities.

Upcycling is about transformation, a kind of creative, value-increasing reuse where something old becomes something entirely new and converted. Every piece is made out of old, unwanted, paintings purchased at second hand stores. I get the opportunity to exercise my passion without significantly wasting our natural resources, while utilizing the means for charitable purposes. A creative reuse where the end product becomes something entirely new of higher quality and value.

Each painting carries its own unique story. Behind the top layer of painting lies a past, a different before. A before that once was wanted and desired, yet somehow along the way lost its value and purpose. So this becomes that. It’s an exciting mission and an artistic privilege to create and provide a new purpose. As a clue, the title of my works usually reveals something about its past.

THE ART OF UPCYCLING: 21 nov - 3 dec, @Frilagret Café, Göteborg. Vernissage: 25 nov

FRIPLANKET: 10 sep - 18 oct, @Nya Allén, Göteborg


New painting available: Lyrics.
Publicerat 9 mars
New piece available! Petal. A bright splash of color.
Publicerat 14 december 2020
New painting! Black and white. Big colorful piece.
Publicerat 1 december 2020
Vernissage: Frilagret, Göteborg, 25 nov, 18:00
Publicerat 11 november 2020
Exhibition: The art of Upcycling
24 nov - 3 dec @Frilagret, Gothenburg
Vernissage 25 nov 18.00
Publicerat 11 oktober 2020

Kontakta Helena Björkman

Göteborg Västra Götalands län
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