Born in Trollhättan, near the west coast of Sweden. Now redundant home of the once great creators of a motor car, Saab. Benjamin Björklund studied to be a veterinary
He currently divides his time between his studio in Uppsala, Sweden, and London, UK.
Spending the majority of his time in Sweden, Benjamin Björklund enjoys a simple life-based. He lives in a small rustic 19th-century wooden farmhouse shared with his Great Dane and muse, Ruben, and a menagerie of pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats.
Finding inspiration in everyday life
Benjamin Björklund regularly seeks to interpret the emotions and characters of the beings that surround him. He keeps his compositions and focal points simplistic, ensuring his subjects remain within reach. Subjects such as Ruben, both wild and domestic animals, and family members feature predominately. Though he also works from old photos and memories as references.
Benjamin Björklund’s paintings can, at times, depict scenes bordering on the surreal. His characters are influenced by those around him existing in various physical or emotional situations. These are usually emphasized through the use of abstracted light and darts of color. These, Benjamin Björklund refers to as ‘happy mistakes’ being borne from spontaneous actions. And those are serving to focus the viewer’s attention whilst adding to the emotional impact on the viewer.
Having sold work around the world Benjamin Björklund’s painting are held in private collections in a number of cities including London, NY, LA, San Fransisco, Melbourne and across Sweden and Europe.