Harem or Håkon Børs-Lind, is an autodidact artist. He was born and raised in Ås outside Oslo and moved to Bergen in 2016. He has drawn and painted all his life, but it was not until 2016/2017 that he began to take art seriously alongside his studies as a nurse. In 2018, he held his first solo exhibition in the Street Gallery in Bergen. Harem has established himself as a sought-after portrait painter and muralist, whose style and techniques are different within the two genres. He paints a mix of hyperrealism and palette knife technique in his studio works where he continuously explores and experiments with techniques. As a muralist, it lies on the borderland between painting and graffiti.
During a multi-year recreational world trip, he received the inspiration that led to his distinctive style. His artistic expression centers around diversity, community and the good feelings. Harem is fascinated by the universal language that is facial expressions. A good facial expression can be read by all cultures and connects people across borders, beliefs and conflict.
Harem is a sought-after artist for the business community and has collaborated with, among others, Bareksten Gin, Bara Eiendom, the Norwegian Nurses' Association, NHH m.f. In November, he will have his biggest exhibition to date with Bjor in the Grieg Hall in Bergen.