“Inspired by my countless trips to all corners of the world.
To travel and constantly explore and experiment is what life is about to me. Following my dreams and my passion have brought me to the most beautiful places with amazing people. Doing so I realized the universe opens doors where there were only walls.”
“The universe is infinite and yet so close. Far up in a world of clouds, in your own world of positive thoughts, experiences and feelings, you can leap from one world and on to another. You can travel wherever you want in a split second and explore, gather inspiration and find yourself. ”
“Experiences, emotions and memories are the greatest source of inspiration for me.
Memories of the small and big things that happen in life fills the body in a fantastic way. An alternative and insatiable energy source which changes parallelly with your life. I hope my memories will last forever … Endless Memories.”
2017 //‘Be The Breakthrough’ Campagin
Mikael B has together with Morgan Freeman, among others, been chosen to represent the US campaign “Be the Breakthrough”. The campaign is jointly created by the two American organizations Genentech and Step Up To Cancer and focuses on the importance of our collective participation in the fight against cancer, in regards of the screening process, as well as support for cancer patients. Mikael has painted to pieces with the inspiration from two real cancer stories.
2017 //Art Share, Los Angeles
In 2017, Art Share, in collaboration with the City of LA and the LA Dept of Cultural Affairs, were to select an artist who would get the honor of decorating the Art Share building, which is the most prominent building in Downtown LA, helping Art Share to rebrand their image. The City Council and Art Share selected Mikael B to decorate the building with fierce competetion from artists from all over the world who also participated in the bidding round.
2017 //SHINE Mural Festival in St. Peterburg, Florida
Mikael put his mark on the town of St. Petersburg in Florida with his participation at this year’s SHINE Mural Festival. He was among a selected group of artists, each of whom contributed to the large-scale open-air gallery for the delight of both locals and visitors.
“The belief that you can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality…I had this in my mind when I created the mural “Inner Visions” experimenting with the warm the cold, the sharp the soft, the light the dark. With “Inner Visions” I want to keep dreams alive. Sticking with your vision and what you believe in is so important. When you have a vision it affects your attitude.
Your attitude becomes optimistic.”
– Mikael B
2017 //Area renewel North West Copenhagen, Denmark
“Day Dream” is Mikael’s contribution to the Nordic region’s largest ‘Open-Air Gallery’. Curated by Jens-Peter Brask in Copenhagen.
2017 //Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles
Mikael B’s solo exhibition opening night on July 15th, 2017.
Everybody dreams. Everybody strives to get lost and find themselves, to find their purpose in this life,but we ultimately make the distinction between what is realistic and what is idealistic. Mikael B. refuses to make this distinction, continuing to grow into the passionate young artist that he is today. From graphic design to wildstyle graffiti to his latest abstract dreamscapes, his oeuvre of work is constantly growing, changing, and challenging itself to create new, wild worlds where anything is possible.
2016 //Art Basel, Miami
Mural Entrance for the Superfine Art Fair in Wynwood, Miami.
2015 //American Express
Wall project for American Express On Santa Monica Blvd and Sweard in Hollywood, LA. Supporting small, independent and local businesses, it’s called Small Business Saturday – a day meant to inspire consumers to support the independent businesses.
2015 //Nike, Jordan Brand
Introducing the new Jumpman CP3.IX Emerald Edition with Chris Paul, Nike and the Jordan brand. Launched at Kings of SoCal on Santa Monica Pier, CA.
2015 //Art Basel, Miami
Wall project cooporation with In Heroes We Trust and Superfine! in Miami at Art Basel 2015. Alongside good friends Lauren TS, Elle, Ian Ross and Blinky.
2015 //Google Headquarters, Venice
Collaboration wall with BumblebeeLovesYou as a part of the Venice Art Walk & Auction at Google Headquarters in Venice, CA.
From Los Angeles to Phoenix and Copenhagen. It’s all about swinging, bending and curving and make the colors and composition explore right in front of you.
2017 //SLS Brickell
SLS Brickell, who housed the exhibition, had given Mikael the honor of decorating their iconic Philippe Starck sculpture, depicting a duck, which was revealed on the opening night to the joy of a large crowd of attendants.
Hypercube was Mikael’s first 3D printed sculpture using only spray. Hypercube was revealed at Mikael’s solo show, Reality Shift, at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles.