Bjørn Sparrman (b. 1989, US) lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his BFA from Calvin College in 2012 and his Masters of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT in 2016. He is represented by Yve Yang Gallery, NYC. He was once Project Lead at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, a cross-disciplinary research design group, and is the co-founder of RLP., a 3D printing startup in Charlestown MA. He collaborates with companies, including Google, Steelcase, and BMW, and frequently exhibits work internationally: at the V&A London, West Bund Art Fair Shanghai, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Milan Furniture Fair, Design Miami, MOMA, and the Venice Biennale
Bjørn in a craftsperson and machine builder. He develops new methods for fabrication as an industrial, intellectual, and craft practice.
The ways in which we internally organize our beliefs inevitably interface with objects and materials. There is a moment when ideas are thickened into a material carcass or are represented by a momentary image, (be it a thought or a sketch, or a snapshot). In the same breath, objects and their materials have the capacity to break through into our consciousness as concepts.
A tool can be as much a social, spiritual, or political lever, as a physical lever (or pulley, or wedge).
An image can just as easily symbolize as it can hypnotize and disassociate itself.