Luca Bjørnsten (b.1986) is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen. He received his BFA in 2011 from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Luca's work is a slightly ironic or humorous take on contemporary life, and our modern landscape. Taking a holistic approach to his practice, there is often a symbiosis between the way the artwork is made and the subject matter of the work. A feeling of joy and something peaceful, yet something unnerving seems to be at work at the same time. Luca's practice is centered around painting, but he pushes the boundaries of what this medium can be, by introducing sculptural elements and unusual materials. Examples include canvases with thickly painted shiny lumps of color, painted bubble wrap and pilot nylon mounted on canvas. These forms of expression all represent different characteristics of modern life, such as mass production, consumerism, climate change and plastic waste.
Luca recently had a solo exhibition, Landscape, with Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen in March 2021.