House & Garden - March edition:
"Bjarne Kyed enjoys the good life and laughter. His colourful paintings exude the happiness and the self-confidence of his objects. He says that people often tell him that his paintings make them smile and feel that their own body looks normal which brings him joy. Based in Denmark, his paintings are seen in several countries. For more original paintings and posters, visit www.bjarnekyed.dk or follow @bjarne_kyed on Instagram."
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I have been painting and doing different kinds of art for many years. The different kinds of art include oil/acrylic paintings, lithography and also stone, iron and foam sculpturing.
Over the years, different themes have been experimented with, but I am fascinated by people and I am more fond of big cities far more than nature.
My biggest inspiration has been observing people in different situations. When I was the editor-in-chief for an investment magazine, I was inspired by the stockbrokers.
When I was chief for
the designers at Shows &
Events at LEGO I was
inspired by the joy of
children’s play with the
These days I am addicted
to “The Good Life”. So
things, which bring a
smile to my face while observing them or thinking of them, will sooner or later find their way to the canvas. With this I hope to bring happiness to other people.
Some years ago I started an artist union with a few other people and we ended up being about 30 members. The biggest event with that group was making a painting of 175 meters in 24 hours, where the newspapers and TV presented it, and the radio followed our progress every 2 hours to see if we could do it in time.
In another exhibition the opening speech was made by a very famous Danish Actor.
Exhibitions and Sales
I have made a lot of exhibitions and sales in Denmark and Japan through a Scandinavian Art Gallery in Tokyo over the years, and through my network I have sold some paintings to the USA and Canada.
Lately I have been exhibiting through galleries in Hamburg, Germany and London, England.