Baard Breivik | the artist
The artist Baard Breivik
Born 1948, Bergen, Norway.
Lives and works in New York, Oslo, Norway and Sibbhult, Sweden, .
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Sculpture; 3 Granite works
Bard Breiviks mysterious sculptures are objects of pure beauty as compare to the ancient weathered artifacts from the artists native Norway that inspired them. These earlier works were functional in nature while Breiviks contemporary pieces are elegant statements engaged in a purely visual dialog between themselves and the supporting wall.
A drawer in Bård Breivik's studio in Badebakken contains a collection of Chinese cicadas. These are not biological specimens, but insects crafted in a broad range of materials, colours and shapes…
"Brutte flater I-IV", 2005; Nasjonal Museet
Score for a longer conversation consists of more than hundred objects – all within a hull-like shape – all within the length of 120 centimetres – and most of them are done within different traditions of craftsmanship from all over the world…