Björkholmen Gallery was founded in 1991 by Roger Björkholmen.
From its start, the gallery has presented works by international and Swedish established as well as emerging artists, and is committed to long-term representation. The exhibition program focuses on contemporary painting, photography and sculpture. The gallery space is located on the ground floor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
Born 1972 in Malmö, Daniel Jensen lives and works in Stockholm today. He is educated at the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, and the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts, Valand in Gothenburg, exhibiting both national and international.
Jensen's work is often based on the nature, popular culture and various contemporary phenomena. The paintings are deeply rooted in his drawings and they are executed in a very similar way. Structures are broken down and transformed into new meaning. In Jensen's world of images, a rhythmic airiness emerges, a movement that sometimes stops as a sudden that arises in the noise. The artist creates a balancing act where the constituent parts are not related in any narrative sense. Figures and objects have increasingly been removed and the volatile moment restrains. In his sculptures, visual elements appears as if they were lifted from the paintings. Jensen creates complex layered compositions that in a playful and harmonious way convey an orderly chaos.
'Untitled', 180 x 130. Image credits Björkholmen Gallery and Daniel Jensen.
Katrine Helmersson's artistry is characterised by the interaction between the element, material and movement in organic shapes, often with references to Mediterrainean ancient cultures and African influences, with their myths and symbols for fertility, magic, sensualism and symbolism. Her artwork interpret impressions from the aestethic of cultural heritage. Not the least from her many visits in Mali, West Africa the last ten years, where she has been inspired extensively in her work. Helmersson works in different materials and techniques always in poetic relationship with nature and traditions, formning the tactilicy and sensual trait in her sculptures
'Pas de deux', 2018-2019, 70 x 40 x 25 cm. Image credits Björkholmen Gallery and Katrine Helmersson.