February 12, 2008

Bengt Lindström

Bengt Lindström, born in 1925 in northern Sweden, lived in Paris for many years. He died late January in his country. Painter of modernity, close to the CoBrA movement yet independent, he leaves an intense work. His thick colored canvases evoke the roughness of nature, of human soul. "His painting, rhythmical as an immemorial ritual, bewitches with its twisted faces, his grimaces, his uneasiness. A grotesque and grin world (...) In the eighties, to deepen emotional states up to panic , framing tightens on faces. It is hard to see more than the eyes and a mouth that screams or whispers. " (In La Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot, February 2008).

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers:
  • Nimier (Roger) - Lindström (Bengt). Paméla eut le tort de répéter sa phrase. Nouvelle ornée par Bengt Lindström. S.l., Association des Cahiers Roger Nimier, 1986, large in-4, blue fabric casing. First edition decorated with an original lithograph by Bengt Lindström numbered and signed. Limited edition of 165 copies on Arches paper.