Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, installation view
Olle Baertling was born in Halmstad, Sweden. He spent the majority of his career in Stockholm, where he died in 1981. Since the 1950s, Baertling's work has been presented in many solo and group exhibitions, both in Sweden and internationally. In 1954, he represented Sweden at the Venice Biennial. He was honoured with several important prizes, including the award of the 7. Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1963. In 1981, Malmö Konsthall and Stockholm's Moderna Museet compiled the first comprehensive survey exhibition of Baertling's work. In 2007 Moderna Museet Stockholm and National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo presented a new survey exhibition of Baertling’s work that was also on view at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, founded by Donald Judd in 2008. Galerie Nordenhake presented its first solo show with the artist in 1976.
YAYAN, 1971, blackpainted iron, 293 x 222 x 2 cm
KARAK, 1962, oil on canvas, 195 x 97 cm
Univers en formation, 1951, oil on canvas, 104 x 116 cm
Ksard, 1980, oil on canvas, 195 x 97 cm
AIYAM, 1955, oil and dammar on canvas, 92 x 60 cm
Davi, 1956, oil and dammar on canvas, 60 x 92 cm