Olle Bærtling was born on this day, 6 December 1911 in Halmstad, Sweden. –

Abstract painter Olle Bærtling was one of Sweden’s most seminal postwar artists. His works have a powerful optical effect, while appearing to extend beyond the two dimensional canvas. Influenced by European non-figurative art from the 1940s and American Post-Painterly Abstraction, his geometric works are transcendental in nature and showcase his own kind of psychological imaging. In addition, Bærtling envisaged an utopian future, which is reflected in his artworks. –

Learn more about his work by visiting his artist page on our website – link in bio –

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Video: Olle Bærtling interviewed the 19th of May 1960 by Torbjörn Axelman in front of Ogri, 1959 in a news segment in Aktuellt for the exhibition at Konstnärshuset, Stockholm. Photo SVT. www.baertlingcatalogue.se