“A big part of my practice in my personal work is to find solace. These last particularly stressful years has made me realise that creating these bright colourful compositions of flowers help me deal with anxiety. A way to meditate and daydream.
The Swedish titles are a reminder how important it is for me to stay connected to my first language living on the opposite side of the world. I’m borrowing inspiration from wallpapers and fabrics I remember from growing up in the 80s mixed with a love for retro design and pop art.
A more recent part of my daydream routine while living in lockdown is reading travel books. I stumbled on a retro Ikebana photo book filled with bright high contrast colours in simple arrangements which inspired me to look into the concept of Ikebana which loosely translates to living flowers. It’s inspired me to find new ways of composing and using colour.
These are things I’ve been thinking about while painting these works. ‘Blommor’ (Flowers).”
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