Bengt LINDSTROM

" For me, all creation is part of the same process: working on all the successive layers that surround us, from the most intimate to the most distant, to surround the body more or less closely, from clothing to furniture, places to light. Everything must be in direct connection with the body and the spirit. "

 

Bengt Lindstrom is a Swedish painter and lithographer, who during his youthful years was deeply imbued with spirituality. Lindstrom is cradled by the Scandinavian culture which draws its source from legendary myths and stories. The Scandinavian tradition will thus be the stake of fruitful artistic reflection for the artist. He paints landscapes, inspired by his memories of the harsh nature of northern Sweden, characters from Scandinavian or Lappish mythologies. The expressionist vein permeates his work, strong in a strange and disturbing vocabulary at the same time like these distressing figures camped in brightly colored spaces, such spaces are closed and the figures folded in on themselves.