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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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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Designer Interview – Ingegerd Råman

Ingegerd Råman in studio. V Söderqvist Blog.

Ingegerd Råman is the doyenne of Swedish Ceramics and Glass. For almost five decades this legendary designer has worked with Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors, and heightened the aesthetic experience of everyday objects in Swedish homes.  Her pared down, quietly elegant style with a focus on materiality and functionality, has won her many ardent followers and […]

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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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Designer Interview – Lies-Marie Hoffmann

Sweden based German Artist, Lies-Marie Hoffmann has the ability to turn fallen elm trees into magnificent  and artistic works of functional design. Her design for the first Aesop boutique in Stockholm won the Design S Award for Furniture and Interior Design together with the architect firm In Praise of Shadows. This is a National Design Award […]

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Artist Interview – Astrid Sylwan

Astrid Sylwan is an established and prominent name in the Swedish Art Scene. Since graduating from Konstfack, Sweden’s College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 2005, Astrid has built up a large and varied scope of work. She has had several grants, been nominated and won Art Awards and has exhibited widely in the Nordic region, […]

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Designer Interview – Gunnel Sahlin

Gunnel Sahlin belongs in the top echelon of Glass Designers in Sweden. Having studied textiles at Konstfack, Gunnel’s first job was designing textiles at Katja of Sweden in New York, after which by an unexpected turn of events led her to design glass for Kosta Boda for the next 22 years. The first thing that strikes […]

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