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2016          
  study of william turner to speek is gold to keep silent is silver foulded landscape  
 

Study of the Landscape W.T
Oil paint on wood
30 x 24 cm

Speech is silver silence is golden I
Ink, oil paint and leafgold on canvas
110 x 70 cm

Speech is silver silence is golden II
Ink and oil paint on canvas
110 x 70 cm

Folded Landscape in four
Oil paint on wood
30 x 96 cm

In Collection: Jönköpings Kommun, Zweden

 
2017          
  lanscape during the summer lanscape during the winter The view from the island Painted wall  
 

Landscape during the winter
Oil on canvas
50 x 35 cm

courtesy the artist and we like art

 

Landscape during the summer
Oil on canvas
50 x 35 cm

courtesy the artist and we like art

The view from the island II
Oil on wood
24 x 30 cm

In private collection, The Netherlands

Painted wall
Oil paint and leaf gold on wood
24 x 60 cm
 
2018          
  where the light play under the bridge just a moment in two Untitled pink lake pink lake  
  Where the light play under the bridge
Ink and oil paint on canvas
50 x 35 cm
A moment in two
Bistre, gouache and oil on canvas
35 x 25 cm
Untitled
Ink, oil paint and leafgold on canvas
70 x 40 cm

Untitled
Ink oil paint and leaf gold on wood
40 x 61 cm

 
  vivisual landscape abstract landscape Inner landscape abstract  
  Inner landscape / Transformed landscape I
Ink and oil paint on canvas
40 x 40 cm
  Inner landscape / Transformed landscape II
Ink and oil paint on canvas
40 x 40 cm
   
2019          
  morning light afternoon gray day blue day  
  Ante Meridiem
oil paint on wood
66,5cm Ø
2019
Post Meridiem
oil paint on wood
66,5cm Ø
2019
Gray day
oil paint on wood
66,5cm Ø
2019
Blue Day
oil paint on wood
66,5cm Ø
2019
 
  evening night overview benedenland

How do urban planning and aesthetic norms impact human behavior, interaction, perception and imagination? And how do these social and mental structures in turn affect the artificial environments of the city?

These questions run like a backbone through the evolving exhibition project Benedenland, that has now reached its third and final stage. In the three separate but gradually interwoven parts, Karl Georg Staffan Björk has investigated the radical transformation of Het Breed – a modernist housing complex in Buikslotermeer in Amsterdam Noord. Looking at the time before, during and after the area’s modernization process, the artist has set out to trace and interpret visual manifestations revealing relationships between aesthetics, behavior and ideology. Stretching over more than four years, the project has explored notions like decay, artificiality, isolation and belonging by merging stylistic references to the modernist architecture (light, space and repetition), with how it is filtered through the bodies, minds and habit patterns of its residents. 



The focus of the final part is to engage with Het Breed’s original architectural plan, both specifically and as a model for modernist ideals, utopias and housing complexes in general. Using the hive as a metaphor, Benedenland looks closer at the social aspects of urban planning and its potential to transform when realized and reconsidered. Set in relation to the Dutch phenomenon “poldering” (areas of low-lying land that have been reclaimed from a body of water and are protected by dikes), the activities of the hive are seen as ongoing “post-architectural” developments (a form of informal power structure) that allow new layers to unfold.

 
  Evening
oil paint on wood
66,5cm Ø
2019
Night
oil paint on wood
66,5cm Ø
2019
3–26 May 2019
Benedenland
Group exhibition, K–G–B
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Benedenland is supported by the AFK
(Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).
Benedenland is a collaboration between K–G–B and Nieuw Dakota.
 
 

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