by Ariadna Zierold
Fantastic paintings by Uppsala, Sweden-based artist Benjamin Bjorklund, who was at one time a prison night guard, psychiatric nurse and studied to be a veterinary technician.
Finding inspiration in everyday life, Ben regularly seeks to interpret through his paintings the emotions and characters of the beings that surround him. He keeps his compositions and focal points simplistic, ensuring his subjects remain within reach. Subjects such as Solomon, both wild and domestic animals and family members feature predominately, though he also works from old photos and memories as references.