Björn Sjögren

Born in Sweden; living in the USA 2001 -   I am a self-taught, abstract impressionist/expressionist painter. I work mostly in acrylics as it suits my temperament. I work very fast and intensive, and the paint has to dry while I work. I create pictures using my life experiences, often mingled with my present inner feelings and a kind of Scandinavian simplicity of design. The title is then placed beneath the image to let the words interact with the design above. This gives your brain the possibility to combine the title and the image which then produces the full picture. 

How long does it take me to make one of my pieces? A lifetime – All my experiences have shaped the way I create. 

Here is a video from RAW San Antonio in February 2014

In the 30 years since I started to paint, I have heard comments that my work looks like or reminds people of Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Jackson Pollock etc. While it is flattering to receive such comments, I would like to point out that I have never studied these artists’ ways of expressions. In fact, I have never attended an art class or studied art history. I did attend a drawing class briefly, to get the hang of how to draw the human body with correct proportions etc, but the class bored me and I left it….
Looking back at my art, I realize that many of the individual pieces are time documents of my whereabouts in life. This is the way I paint. Each piece is original. And just like my life, it never gets

Björn Sjögren

& Galleries where you can find my art

Galleri Final, Malmo, Sweden
Galleri Stallet, Falsterbo, Sweden
Galleri Kullander, Malmo, Sweden
Adieb Khadoure Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 
James Schwalbach Gallery, Baraboo, WI
Kate Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 
The Pump House Gallery, LaCrosse, WI
Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY
Daycholah Gallery, Green Lake, WI

Galleri Fargladan, Karlskrona, Sweden

Swedish American Museum, Chicago, IL
Gallery Vetro, San Antonio, TX
Good Art Company Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Galeria ARTE XXI, Polanco, Mexico City
Gallery Christopher Fallon, Fabrica Aurora, San Miguel Allende, Mexico