Born in Trollhättan, near the west coast of Sweden and the now redundant home of the once great creators of motor car, Saab, Benjamin
Björklund has enjoyed a varied career as a prison night guard, psychiatric nurse and studied to be a veterinary technician. As a painter he
draws upon past experiences and current influences to create in oil and watercolour.

He currently divides his time between his studio in Uppsala, Sweden, and London, UK.

Spending the majority of his time in Sweden, Ben enjoys a simple life based in a small rustic 19th century wooden farm house shared with
his Great Dane and muse, Solomon, and a menagerie of pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats.

Finding inspiration in everyday life, Ben regularly seeks to interpret through his paintings 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 Solomon,
both wild and domestic animals and family members feature predominately, though he also works from old photos and memories as

Ben's figurative and portraiture work can, at times, depict scenes bordering on the surreal with characters influenced by those around him
existing in various physical or emotional situations. These are usually emphasised through the use of abstracted light and darts of colour.
These, Ben refers to as 'happy mistakes' being borne from spontaneous actions and serving to focus the viewer's attention whilst adding to
the emotional impact on the viewer.

Having sold work around the world Ben's painting are held in private collections in a number of cities including London, NY, LA, San
Fransisco, Melbourne and across Sweden and Europe.
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" Solomon"  120 x 150 CM
" Hold No Guns " 120x150 CM
" Pet Grief "
120 x 150 CM
" Solomon Wall " 120 x 150 CM
The Man Who Died In His Boat  64 x 64 CM
" You Look Small In Your Coat"   30 x 30 CM
" Big S "  60 x 80 CM
" Bomb "  20 x 30 CM
" Bun "   32 x 32 CM
" BW Portrait "   120 x 150 CM
" Solomon "  140 x 160 CM
" Cow "  120 x 150 CM
" Asleep "  45 x 45 CM
" Drottningen "   80 x 100 CM
" El "  55 x 64 CM
"Frog"   120 x 150 CM
" Frog "  120 x 150 CM
" Horsehead 1 "  120 x 150 CM
" L "  120 x 150 CM
" P "   35 x 35
" Rat "   120 x 150 CM
" Bed Circus "  120 x 150 CM
" Sketchbook 9 "  
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