Let it Bee – Elspeth Cornish

Elspeth Cornish. Interview Scandinavian Art & Design Talks, V Söderqvist.

Elspeth Cornish is a British watercolour artist who lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband, and will have her first solo exhibition in a Stockholm gallery this month. With a background in interior design, Elspeth has gone back to her first love, painting. This self taught artist is very passionate about pollinators and she celebrates […]

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ARTIST INTERVIEW – BELLA RUNE

Bella Rune. Interview Scandinavian Art & Design Talks.

Bella Rune’s exhibition this summer at the Carl Eldh studio museum, was a marriage made in heaven. Her suspended silk mohair sculptures provided a delicate, ethereal feel amidst the solid classical sculptures of one of Sweden’s most celebrated sculptors of the early 20th century. Educated at both Chelsea College of Arts in London and Beckmans […]

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Interview – Helene Schmitz

Helene Schmitz Photo by Joakim Rolandsson. V Söderqvist Blog

Interview – Helene Schmitz My interview with Helene Schmitz comes just after her return from New York. Her work was part of the opening exhibitions at the newly opened branch of Fotografiska museum. One of Sweden’s top internationally known photographers, Schmitz’s early interest in photography stemmed from her fascination for the impermanence of life. Over […]

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Ceramic Artist – Eva Zethraeus

Eva Zethraeus - Interview V Söderqvist Blog

Eva Zethraeus is a ceramic artist living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Zethraeus creates organic, complex, biomorphic sculptures. She sees them as landscapes, both on land and underwater, the sculptures seem to be frozen in motion yet at the same time display a quality of life and movement. Her art is influenced from both her painterly background […]

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Artist Interview – Martin Wickström

Martin Wickström. Photo: Ewa Rudling. V Söderqvist Blog.

Martin Wickström’s paintings take you into a sphere where different worlds collide side by side on a canvas, where photorealistic images of light and shadows play on building facades, where the face of a Khmer Rouge prisoner stares down at you, numbered before she is tortured and killed, and one where Jackie Kennedy is juxtaposed with […]

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Artist Interview – Karin Wiberg

Fascinated by the primeval forests and the mysteries they hold within them, Lund based artist Karin Wiberg creates a magical world in which Hares, Foxes and Deer regard us with curiosity amongst the tall grass, gentle looking people gaze at us as they rise from the ground to greet us as we walk by, delving […]

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Summer Exhibitions – Stockholm

Narcissus Garden- Kusama at Moderna Museet.

I feel very privileged to live in a city that always has so much to offer in terms of Art and Culture. Stockholm has a multitude of Museums and private Art Galleries,  As summer comes to an end, all the exhibitions will come to a close with new ones signalling the start of the Autumn season. Here […]

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Inger Wästberg – Contemporary Art Jewellery.

Inger Wästberg wearing a Jenny Edlund necklace on the balcony of her home in Stockholm.

Inger Wästberg has had a long and industrious career in public service and politics in Sweden and is the author of several publications. In 1999 Inger accompanied her husband Olle Wästberg to New York where he was to take up the post of Swedish Consul General and remained there for 6 years. While in New York Inger actively promoted […]

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Artist Interview – Frida Fjellman

Frida Fjellman is one of Sweden’s most prominent Craft Artists. Her creations in ceramic and glass are very different from the aesthetics of minimalism and form following function that we have come to expect of Swedish Craft Artists and Designers, blurring the line between Craft and Fine Art. Her ceramic animals take us into a dreamlike world of myths […]

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Artist Interview – Matthias van Arkel

Matthias van Arkel‘s unique, vibrant Silicone Rubber Paintings are very sculptural and is the result of a fearlessness in experimentation and in constantly being curious and investigative of his art. The work has covered walls of large public spaces, as well as paintings and in the form of art cubes. Using a modified pasta machine […]

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