A Visit to the Studio of Norwegian Phenom Bjarne Melgaard
December 8, 2011

Bjarne is a gangsta’ kool kat, he has a rough Norwegian accent too, sounds like Ahhnnohld Schwarzenegger.

Bjarne is a gangsta’ kool kat, he has a rough Norwegian accent too, sounds like Ahhnnohld Schwarzenegger.

There’s Bjarne and his friend Rich Munson with Alissa Bennett (one of the beautiful women of Luxembourg + Dayan Gallery).

There’s Bjarne and his friend Rich Munson with Alissa Bennett (one of the beautiful women of Luxembourg + Dayan Gallery).

This is Sverre Bjertnes, he’s Norwegian, he’s a friend of Bjarne’s, he’s draws beautiful pictures and he’s doing a collaboration show with Bjarne- check him out at White Columns in March of  ’12.

This is Sverre Bjertnes, he’s Norwegian, he’s a friend of Bjarne’s, he’s draws beautiful pictures and he’s doing a collaboration show with Bjarne- check him out at White Columns in March of ’12.

This picture isn’t finished, but I like it already.

This picture isn’t finished, but I like it already.

I really like his studio, it’s grand and grunge and gangsta’ all at once.

I really like his studio, it’s grand and grunge and gangsta’ all at once.

This is a collaboration between Bjarne and Sverre.

This is a collaboration between Bjarne and Sverre.

Collaboration works on paper, really beautiful ones.

Collaboration works on paper, really beautiful ones.

It’s love hate here, see where it says “Any social construction is a prison,” funny, man, that’s what I’ve been thinking all week.

It’s love hate here, see where it says “Any social construction is a prison,” funny, man, that’s what I’ve been thinking all week.

Don’t tell me you don’t like it.

Don’t tell me you don’t like it.

It’s signed by both artists, what is it? Oh, I know, it’s a marsupial on crystal meth morphing into a racehorse, of course!! Why didn’t I see it immediately?!

It’s signed by both artists, what is it? Oh, I know, it’s a marsupial on crystal meth morphing into a racehorse, of course!! Why didn’t I see it immediately?!

Bjarne as Walter E. Kurtz (Brando) in Apocalypse Now- it’s gripping.

Bjarne as Walter E. Kurtz (Brando) in Apocalypse Now- it’s gripping.

Get it?

Get it?

Great text.

Great text.

Wow, look, there’s a portrait of Alissa Bennett herself… comely.

Wow, look, there’s a portrait of Alissa Bennett herself… comely.

There she is again… shapely.

There she is again… shapely.

This is Bjarne’s big painting.

This is Bjarne’s big painting.

This is what I felt like part of this week as I was blogged by the art mob.

This is what I felt like part of this week as I was blogged by the art mob.

Nice lips on that doggie, it’s a strong image.

Nice lips on that doggie, it’s a strong image.

There’s more, and it’s consistent.

There’s more, and it’s consistent.

I like this one, too.

I like this one, too.

Read the painting: “The price of hating others is loving yourself less.”

Read the painting: “The price of hating others is loving yourself less.”