Circa 2014 Sweden

Henrik von Gerber – Circles


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Height 88 cm (34.65 inches)
Width 64 cm (25.20 inches)

Circles – Photorealism meeting abstraction. Film icons Jane Birkin and Steve McQueen.

Jane Birkin is an iconic British actress and singer, who first appeared in Michelangelo Antonini’s 1966 film Blowup. She is also known for her collaborations with Serge Gainsbourg, with whom she sang the controversial duet Je t’aime… moi non plus in 1969.

Steve McQueen is the quintessential American film star and icon of sixties cool. His meteoric rise to Hollywood fame also made him an ideal of the American Dream. His best known films include Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair and Papillion.


Born just outside Lund in Southern Sweden, Henrik von Gerber moved to Stockholm as a teenager. He was strongly influenced by Pop Art, as well as sixties fashion and music. Trends associated with British Mod culture, old films and Modernist painting recur in his work, which also reflects the colours and atmosphere of his travels.

The artist describes his paintings as Urban Still Life. Created from photographic images captured on location all over the world, these are then recreated in oils in his studio. Many of von Gerber’s paintings retain a photographic quality, presenting particular moments in time, as if momentarily frozen by the camera.

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