Zven Balslev

Zven Balslev (b. 1977, Denmark) currently lives and works in Copenhagen. He is a graduate MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.

Working within drawing and graphic art Zven Balslev has developed his as Balslev his own recognizable style, drawing inspiration from underground comics, psychedelic and surreal art and the political fanzine aesthetics of punk in an exaggerated black and white graphic pictorial universe, Thus Balslev is looking to turn man inside out; both physically and spiritually with all this implies in terms of sarcastic sultriness and dirt.

Balslev has also produced a variety of graphic publications, which translates into art publications, books, fanzines, vinyl records and posters, both as a nearby alternative to exhibit original works, and as a framework to experiment with graphics, text, sound, design and printing methods. In 1998-2010 he was behind Smittekilde Publishing, and today he operates Cult Pump publishing.

Artist’s website

Zven Balslev is represented in the following museums and public collections:

The National Gallery of Denmark, The Royal Collection of Graphic Arts
The Danish Arts Foundation


15 January – 7 February 2014
Ung Dansk Tegnekunst
Gladsaxe Hovedbibliotek




Variations on Black

SOD Group Show 2012

For full CV or any other enquiries about Zven Balslev, please contact the gallery