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Björn Ekegren

Björn Ekegren is a Swedish sculptor, glass artist and painter. Between 1970 and 1993 Björn Ekegren painted and produced primarily aquarelles and lithographies in a naturalistic, almost impressionistic style, where light and atmosphere were important in conveying the shifting seasons. After educating himself on glass molding techniques Ekegren turned to sculpturing. His primary medium is sand cast glass, but also bronze.

The sculptures bridge the disparate art glass traditions and influences to create a unique form of expression. Often they carry the shapes of faces and statues - meditative, sacral and worshipping of freedom.

Björn Ekegren lives in Höganäs, Skåne in Sweden where he also has his studio. His sculptures are primarily produced in his own studio and glassworks in Småland, a province in southern Sweden with a long heritage of creating art glass.

Process

Björn Ekegren's sculptures are created using a sand casting technique similar to the one used by the Egyptians 2000 years ago. The colours, such as blue, turquoise and ochre, are inspired by the Mediterranean. The sculptures are cast in Målerås glassworks in Småland, a province in southern Sweden with a long heritage of creating art glass. At the glassworks, Björn Ekegren has several masters at his assistance.

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Selected Works

Night flight
Sandcast glass sculpture, height 130cm
Night flight
Infern
Sandcast glass sculpture, 25 X 32 cm
Infern
Yin
Sandcast glass sculpture, 35 X 40 cm
Yin
Amber Queen
Sandcast glass sculpture, 40 X 20 cm
Amber Queen

Exhibitions

Björn Ekegren has displayed his work at several galleries and exhibitions around the US, Europe and Asia.

Contact

+46 (0)70 717 68 87
bjorn@bjornekegren.com