New Friends– A series by Ernst Billgren
A bear emerges, a duck rests contently on the lake bottom and another bird watches you drink without actually caring. Ernst Billgren has returned to the world of animals, and has together with Kosta Boda’s skilled glassblowers created a series of sculptures that you can pour from and drink from.
Ernst Billgren works in highly varied media such as painting, sculpture, scenography, fiction and film. His artistry is characterised by a combination of breadth and diversity that is unique on the Swedish art scene. His works often interweave historical notation and references with popular perceptions of art in his endeavour to investigate the contemporary world and artistic conventions.