Sculptor Walter Bengtsson

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The Halland Art Society Autumn Salon got in the autumn of 1957 seven works of Walter Bengtsson, but they were all rejected. Liljewalchs art salon in Stockholm thought otherwise and exhibited all seven plants shortly afterwards and Walter Bengtsson had gotten her recognition as a sculptor. In the beginning he worked with cast aluminum, which was polished smooth in some parts to get the contrast against the rough casting surface. The downside was that there was no paint on the artworks. In his youth he was on Nyhems mechanical engineering, but then got laid off and with it a hook from förnicklingsbaden. It may have given him the inspiration to instead make the works of art in copper and then NICKELAGE, patina and enamel them to produce different colors. Even wood reliefs in pine occurs as materials in artwork rendered by him, where the 22-meter-long "Summer Camps" in Sannarpsgymnasiumets entrance is the largest. Blowers are cephalopods , which first came into being in the early 1970s and is special for Walter Bengtsson's art. An exhibition of these blowers in 1976 called for eye, ear and hand and when you touched them, so they gave a sound. The artist performed seventy monumental sculptures in public spaces around the country. Most famous is the wall decoration "Games Room Future" (1967) in Kaknästornet, Stockholm. made of copper, nickel and enamel.

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