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Lars Nyberg

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"Sometimes I come across a plant at a friend's house and understand at once "I have to make a portrait of you". It is like love or happiness at first sight."

Read more about Lars Nyberg's plant portraits

Technique: Drypoint Edition: 50 Year: 2021 size, paper: 27 x 26 cm size, print: 16 x 11 cm

Price: €86.00

About frames

Lars Nyberg is one of the big names in Swedish contemporary fine art prints. The technique he has made his own is drypoint, to draw directly in the shiny copper plate with a sharp steel needle. He describes working with drypoint as a fascinating and uncontrollable directness; to hear the needle against the plate and feel the resistance in the copper. The motifs are often everyday and simple, in recent years there have been a lot of portraits of plants but also landscapes that - depicted with Lars Nyberg's thin, light drypoint lines in the white paper - are lifted out of their everyday lives and become something totally different.

Lars Nyberg studied at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Stockholm 1978-83 and has since worked as an artist and exhibited extensively both in Sweden and abroad. His work can be found in the collections of both the British Museum of London and the Moderna Museet, as well as a number of public institutions.

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