Bertil Nilsson is a photographer born in Sweden who currently lives and works in London.
The artist is inspired by the world of dance to realize his magnificent photographic constructions, where the body, nature and architecture become part of a magical story. In his photographs are mainly focuses on contemporary dancers and circus performers, capturing their physical extents. Nilsson’s artistic work evolves crossing the boundaries between balance and contortion to show the body in its most raw beauty: the shimmering colors contrast with the subjects in the background while the figures move with force in the environment.
In his work explores the nature and the landscape, in the research of the body’s role inside it, where the physique is a vehicle of communication to celebrate and not be covered. The nude and bare figures represented photographically bring us back to the concept of our natural history, exploring the theme of tension that exists between order and chaos.
Nilsson in 2011 published his first book “Undisclosed”, his work has been exhibited internationally in UK, in The Netherlands, in Canada and United States. His works have also been published on: Nowness, Creative Review, The Huffington Post.
“Dance is the mother of all arts. The music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives simultaneously in time and space. Before entrusting his emotions to the stone, at the sound, the man uses his body to organize space and for rhythm the time”