Monday, December 08, 2014

now with artist statement

Yes, I finally did it - I wrote an artist statement I'm pleased with!
go check it out >

Sunday, December 07, 2014

screen printing

So now I've started screen printing the series of post-it laughters. It has been - and still is - a long process arriving at those final 10 images. All together 3 months full time work I would say… at least.

Monday, November 24, 2014

printing post-its

After two days of test printing post-it colours and trying different approaches on layering and shadows - I finally felt I knew how I wanted it to be. This week I will first print one of the images in the series - to make sure I got the right size of paper etc, before I go for the other ones. All in all I will print at least 10 images with 4-5 layers, so I've better think before-  not after.

Monday, November 10, 2014

new website up and running!

My new website is up and running (actually it has been for some time) - the only thing missing is my artist statement (coming soon).

Check it out >>

Thursday, October 30, 2014

still laughing

It's been almost nine months and she is still there. I'm amazed that the thin rice paper and wheat paste glue haven't either dissolved or let go.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

another wallpainting project

 Last week I lead a wallpainting project at a school - or maybe I should say two projects?
The school kids under 13 had the theme "pixelated" and worked in their part of the school. The older ones had the limitation to make their sketches out of coloured paper - in order to simplify -  like in the wallpainting projects I've lead the other years.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

work in progress

I'm having a small exhibit with only screen prints in March 2015 … and thought I had plenty of time. But it turned out that the gallery wanted an image for the invitation already by the end of October! So now I just dive straight into it!

Friday, October 03, 2014

working on my artist statement

I found a shortcut, so now I don't have to write my artists statement myself! I solved it with the help of the arty bullocks generator.

Should I go for:

My work explores the relationship between gender politics and romance tourism.
With influences as diverse as Caravaggio and Joni Mitchell, new synergies are manufactured from both traditional and modern structures.
Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the human condition. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a dialectic of defeat, leaving only a sense of decadence and the possibility of a new beginning. As momentary phenomena become reconfigured through boundaried and personal practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the possibilities of our era.


My work explores the relationship between the body and midlife subcultures.
With influences as diverse as Kafka and Roy Lichtenstein, new insights are crafted from both opaque and transparent textures.
Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the moment. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes manipulated into a cacophony of distress, leaving only a sense of dread and the possibility of a new reality. As shimmering replicas become frozen through frantic and personal practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the inaccuracies of our existence.


Monday, September 29, 2014

not just pink

sometimes it might seem like I'm just working in pink, but the truth is that recently I've gotten more black, white and grayish.

I'm still very busy getting photos ready for my websites… (why does it have to take so much time?)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

documenting the finished rug(s)

I'm finally working on my new websites. I'm very happy about finally getting there, but it sure takes time! Not only do I have to take a lot of decisions, I also have to retake some older photos I'm not so pleased with.

- and then I have to take photos of my new work too, of course!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New work

new aluminum laughters

Friday, August 15, 2014

the summerhouse, Danielsgården in Bingsjö

In the summerhouse, the smaller house at Danielsgården, Winter Carl Hansson painted Dalecarlian wallpaintings in 1799 and 1801. This version of the stairs of the ages is his most famous painting.  Winter Carl Hansson was one of the most renowned Dalecarlian painters. Around 1850 they put wallpapers on top of the wallpaintings (which were no longer fashionable), something that helped keeping the wallpaintings more or less intact. Later Carl Larsson came here and made some paintings of the interiors where you can see these paintings in the background.    

the Swedish king of that time is guarding the entrance.

Winter Carl Hansson also painted the ceilings

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Danielsgården in Bingsjö, Dalarna

Me and my family just got back from a two weeks stay in Danielsgården - a historical farmhouse with famous Dalecarlian paintings. Danielsgården is located in the village Bingsjö in Dalarna and the nature is breathtaking. Artists of different kinds can apply for a summer stay with their families - read more here -  I highly recommend it!

more about the Dalecarlian paintings coming up ...

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

white floor makes it different

Now when all the work in the metal workshop is finished I brought the laughters to my studio - to paint them and take photos. They look so different on my white (ok, whitish) floor. At KKV they were inverted.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

and some everyday working days again

This week I'm finishing those last details on the faces, then I'll go on vacation again! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Vacation in Southern France

I've been having some time off with my family spending a little more than two weeks on the French Riviera. More photos on Instagram. Now I'm back working a bit for two weeks. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

flowers and hares

another test print from last week. The hares are from the Children's Book I made as part of the commission with the portal.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

screen printing exchange

Sanna taking a look at her frame

Sanna's print on the plastic sheet for fitting the print

my fabric prints in the textile departement at KKV

This last week I've spent some great days at KKV having an exchange with Sanna Dahlman (she's made some really great designs for IKEA - you probably have some of them at home); I've been learning about textile print (my blind spot when it comes to screen printing) and I'm teaching her screen printing on paper. We have two more days to go next week when I'll mostly assist her when printing on paper.

I've had so much fun these days - thanks Sanna!