Portrait of Sven Libaek – Australian-Norwegian Distinguished Composer by Ray Besserdin


72cm H x 82cm W x 8cm D
Based on a foundation of Arches 300gsm hot-pressed French cotton and German cold-pressed cotton papers, worked over in a variety of ink and dye tinted Asian Mulberry and Hemp papers, some as light as 4gsm, on the hair.

Purchased artworks can be collected on Thursday, 10 August 6:30-8:30 pm*, and on Friday, 11 August during gallery hours
Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-6 pm
*Gallery is open until 8:30 pm on the 13 July for the next opening night


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I‘m inspired by music and the musicians. Jazz is one of my favourite genre. I listen to music continually as I work, so, it was natural to create portrait tributes to a few of my favourites for
my inaugural exhibition in the Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, in 2019. Sven Libaek is a personal friend who inspired me since childhood and introduced me to the legendary virtuosity of Don Burrows who I later met for a short sitting to do his portrait. also.

Created in my “Impressionist Sculptured Paper” style, which is named after my desire to capture life, expression and movement without sacrificing the obvious nature of the paper. It’s like painting three-dimensionally using paper as the medium to achieve the same life.

Framed in limed solid pine with silver fillet. Acrylic glazed ready to hang.

“Talent Prize Award in Art Show International Gallery’s ”PORTRAIT” International Juried Art Competition, LA, California
Merit Award – Faces Competition / Grey Cube Gallery USA 2021″

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