modernist works on paper.

I discovered the work of Carsten Nielsen, owner of Bycdesign Studio, on Instagram. Appealing to both my modernist and minimalist sensibiliites, Carsten’s works are simple and geometric in form, bold, and resolutely modern.

Born and raised in Aalborg, Denmark – the ‘Paris of the North’ – inspiration came early, from photographs of buildings and geometric shapes through to mathematical equations. His background is print making and photography, and he only started printing shape and form onto paper and canvas in 2016.

‘The simple lines create a new object fascinates me, and force me to think art in a new way though the simple lines’. 

His inspiration is mid-centry design, both in classic furniture and architecture and modern art. He works from his home studio which forms the perfect backdrop for his works.

bycdesign studio


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