During an internship at Indicum interior architects in 2021, I was in charge of curating and organising an exhibition to launch Indicum Studio, their brand new, explorational design program which exists to provide space for creative and artistic exploration.
In this project I chose to paint my own paintings. My paintings, which were the starting point for the exhibition, show an interpretation of Indicum’s work process in concept development. In line with Indium’s work process, I developed four different concepts, which I then interpreted in the form of paintings. I then chose to further develop two of the concepts that resulted in a painting each. The final concept became a mixture of these two concepts and resulted in two paintings titled “Forever Lost In Clown Land”.
The spatial design emerged with a starting point and inspiration taken from my paintings. Participating artists and their design objects were specifically chosen to let a vision of colour, texture and form emerge from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional space.
Participating artist: Emma Vo, Cecilia Tjärnberg, Linus Fridén, Klara Sandsjö and Anna Harström.
A big thank you also goes to Straight Design Studio and Ludvig Svensson Textiles who contributed with products to the exhibition.
Girls, a series of paintings for women, the female body, for the vagina and its beauty.
A series that evoke many feelings within me, such as anger and love. A series that, to me, reflects pain, darkness, oppression and vulnerability but also beauty, femininity, exclusivity and value. A series of paintings to raise awareness of the tradition; female genital mutilation.
I can not understand how, today, female genital mutilation still exist in many parts of the world. I needed to express my anger, but at the same time I wanted to convey the positive emotions I feel towards the female body. I wanted to praise women, the vagina, its beauty, exclusivity and value, and somehow portray my feelings towards femininity.
The female body and the female sex are something beautiful, something valuable that should be celebrated and praised.