Bård Breivik

Untitled, 2001
3 granite works, h. 900 cm

Breivik sees sculptures as material, and although the classical sculptural problems interest him, he places emphasis on the sculptures’ actual forms and pictorial quality. He is continually exploring the relationship between mass and material, shape, structure and scale, the various stages from first to final form, and the potential inherent in different materials. He aims to test the absolute limit of a given material, such as wood, stone, and more recently, plastic and bronze, in forms that have been rendered digitally. Breivik´s large sculptures lend themselves well to large spaces, as seen in his many public commissions.

Born in Bergen, Norway 1948, died in 2016. Lived and worked in Oslo and Xiamen, China. Education: Bergen School of Arts and Crafts, St. Martin’s School of Art, London. Has been professor of sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Several national and international exhibitions including Venice Biennial 1986, Malmö Konsthall 1996, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå 2001, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Oslo 2006, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm 2006, Beijing Biennale, Beijing 2008, Galleri Andersson Sandström Umeå 2010.