​Björn Sjögren

Born in Sweden; living in the USA since 2001. 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 placed beneath the image to let the words interact with the design above – the viewer’s brain 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 Februari 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, Van Gogh, Monet 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 boring... 

Björn Sjögren


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