Bjorn Copeland

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Bjorn Copeland (b. 1975, Malone, New York, USA) received his BFA in 1998 with a focus in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, USA. His artistic practice involves reclaiming the discarded waste of contemporary consumer society to produce collages, prints, sculptures, and drawings that reflect the influence of psychedelia and Pop art. By using these materials to create his works, he side-steps the role of consumer in materially saturated culture. Additionally, in reorienting the viewer around the altered functions of his sculptures’ component parts, Copeland suggests the social potential of multifarious perspectives.

Copeland was an artist in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001. He has exhibited at galleries internationally including Capital, San Francisco (2019); Bahamas Biennale, Detroit (2019); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2017); David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2014); and Canada Gallery, New York (2012). He has additionally exhibited in museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); University of Redlands Art Gallery, Redlands (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Kunst (Zeug) Haus, Rapperswal (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2007); and Musée d’Art Contemporaine, Montréal (2007). Copeland is also one of the founding members of the seminal electronic rock band Black Dice. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Bjorn Copeland

Compress/Sustain Print Error

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Compress/Sustain Print Error, 2015

Found billboard and grommets

69" X 48.5"
175.26cm X 123.19cm

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Compress/Sustain NO

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Compress/Sustain NO, 2015

Vinyl and grommets

77" X 57"
195.58cm X 144.78cm

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Compress/Sustain (Legshow)

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Compress/Sustain (Legshow), 2017

Vinyl and grommets

84" X 144"
213.36cm X 365.76cm

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Dim + Flacid (yellow horns)

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Dim + Flacid (yellow horns), 2017

Collage, vinyl, crayon

25" X 33" X 1.7"
63.5cm X 83.82cm X 4.32cm

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Dim + Flacid (red squares)

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Dim + Flacid (red squares), 2017

Collage, vinyl, crayon

25" X 33" X 1.7"
63.5cm X 83.82cm X 4.32cm

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Dim + Flacid (apples + OO)

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Dim + Flacid (apples + OO), 2017

Collage, vinyl, crayon

25" X 33" X 1.7"
63.5cm X 83.82cm X 4.32cm

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Dim + Flacid (oooooo)

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Dim + Flacid (oooooo), 2017

Collage, vinyl, crayon

25" X 33" X 1.7"
63.5cm X 83.82cm X 4.32cm

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Compress/Sustain $5

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Compress/Sustain $5, 2017

Found billboard and grommets

75" X 60"
190.5cm X 152.4cm

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Green Tilt

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Green Tilt, 2017

Mixed Media

Edition of 3, 2 AP

70" X 22" X 28"
177.8cm X 55.88cm X 71.12cm

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Orange Slat Stack

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Orange Slat Stack, 2017

Mixed Media

73.5" X 146" X 5.6"
186.69cm X 370.84cm X 14.22cm

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Compress/Sustain 13′

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Compress/Sustain 13', 2017

Mixed Media

26" X 153" X 17"
66.04cm X 388.62cm X 43.18cm

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Precarious Recline

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Precarious Recline, 2015

Found lawn chairs, strap, bottle

72" X 50" X 45"
182.88cm X 127cm X 114.3cm

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Compress/Sustain Horizontal

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Compress/Sustain Horizontal, 2015

Wood, Metal Containers, Car Jack

225" X 52" X 30"
571.5cm X 132.08cm X 76.2cm

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Milk and Coffee Brandy

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Milk and Coffee Brandy, 2016

Mixed media

44" X 18" X 12"
111.76cm X 45.72cm X 30.48cm

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Perfect Pairing

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Perfect Pairing, 2016

Mixed media

42" X 47" X 24"
106.68cm X 119.38cm X 60.96cm

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Logo Tumors

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Logo Tumors, 2016

Metal chairs and magnets

44" X 74" X 24"
111.76cm X 187.96cm X 60.96cm

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Compress/Sustain White

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Compress/Sustain White, 2015

and gromets

86" X 61"
218.44cm X 154.94cm

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Compress/Sustain NO

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Compress/Sustain NO, 2015

Vinyl and gromets

Edition of 3, 2 AP

77" X 57"
195.58cm X 144.78cm

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Compress/Sustain IFIF

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Compress/Sustain IFIF, 2015, Vinyl and gromets, 2015

Vinyl and gromets

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Compress/Sustain IN IN

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Compress/Sustain IN IN, 2015

Vinyl and gromets

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Compress/Sustain Divorce II

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Compress/Sustain Divorce II, 2016

Found billboard and grommets

74" X 81"
187.96cm X 205.74cm

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Diagonal Compression

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Diagonal Compression, 2015

Found metal containers and strap

44" X 58" X 17 1/2"
111.76cm X 147.32cm X 43.18cm

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Over Easy 1

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Over Easy 1, 2015

Collage on Paper

45" X 34"
114.3cm X 86.36cm

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Over Easy 2

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Over Easy 2, 2015

Collage on Paper

45" X 34"
114.3cm X 86.36cm

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Over Easy 3

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Over Easy 3, 2015

Collage on Paper

45" X 34"
114.3cm X 86.36cm

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Over Easy 4

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Over Easy 4, 2015

Collage on Paper

45" X 34"
114.3cm X 86.36cm