Bertil Vallien

Bertil Vallien’s sand-casted glass boat stirs up elements of the subconscious. If you pause to analyze them, they will become slippery and slip away. Like dreams. These silent, slender boats have glided over the world’s seas with their messages and raised eyebrows for nearly 30 years. Loaded with frozen symbols and secrets, they speak to us of the existential.

Every day begins with a dip in the river. In the winter he cuts a hole in the ice and the bitter cold gets the endorphins rushing through the body.

-It is like starting over every morning! Says Bertil Vallien.

The existential questions were awakened early. He is the second oldest of seven children and in their home in Sollentuna, abided by the Lord’s will and discipline. His father was a very strict Nonconformist. One must live according to the Bible. To the letter.

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Resting Head Message

€ 395

Width: 15 cm

Limited edition
Boat Face The Earth

€ 7 513

Width: 41 cm


€ 5 249

Width: 36 cm

Orbit Halfboat Green

€ 890

Height: 24 cm

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Boat Ararat V

€ 24 715

Width: 85 cm

Watcher 13

€ 9 886

Height: 88 cm

M Watcher

€ 5 932

Height: 52 cm

House Of Janus

€ 14 829

Height: 29 cm

Boat Diver

€ 341

Height: 18 cm

Limited edition

€ 5 249

Width: 37 cm

Head Of Janus

€ 1 359

Height: 23 cm

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Boat Beginning Halfboat

€ 850

Height: 31 cm

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Boat Outlook Halfboat

€ 989 € 1 186

Height: 41 cm

Limited edition
Janus Face Of I

€ 13 840

Height: 55 cm

Idol House Head

€ 989

Height: 27 cm