Meet Sofia Lind
We are excited to tell you a little more about our collaboration with Sofia Lind, which holds a collection of several beautiful art posters.
Sofia Lind is a designer and artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. After studying Design BA at HDK, the Academy of Design and Crafts, she moved to Stockholm, where she’s now based. She took her master in visual communication at Konstfack, graduating in 2018. Lind has been working as an artist/painter doing several exhibitions, both group and solo shows. This year (2021) she will participate in the Liljevalchs Spring Exhibition amongst others.
In her work Sofia Lind plays with muted colors and lively patterns in a way that’s fresh and highly expressive, to create delightful pieces of art that catches the attention of the viewers.
In her work she often depicts how women interact with parts of life, such as language or nature, and makes birds and flowers come alive as charming characters. Lind only works on her art digitally at the very end of her creative process, to ensure that the media she likes to use in her paintings keep their vivid character. When Sofia Lind contacted Fine Little Day for a collaboration a few years ago we were instantly enchanted by her work. It felt new, original and made us curious. The rest is history.
Elisabeth asked Sofia a few questions about her work and how she navigates her creative process. Scroll down to read the interview! Follow Sofia over on @karinsofialind
How does your creative process look? Has it changed over the years?
My process is really methodical. I force myself to sketch every day, and later I go back and ask myself what have I done, and why. But I try not to be too hard on myself during the sketch work, try to not be afraid of doing anything that will end up in the trash.
My process has been like this for a while, and to help me from procrastination I make sure I never wait for the inspiration to come. (ok sometimes I do that too.)
What first made you interested in art? What drives you to keep exploring new ideas?
Arts and especially craft has always meant a lot to me. When I was a kid and could stare for hours at a wall paper. Trying to figure out when the pattern was repeating itself and what it visually expressed.
It keeps me curious how much you can read in with just an illustration/drawing. I try to let the medium help me with the story telling, for example how a lot of the bodies a draw take up the whole space on the paper – but at the same time it’s just a paper and how much space are you allowed to take?
Do you have a favorite art medium to work with?
Oil pastel or mixing the tempera powder with different emulsions has had me for a while now.
Do your paintings always turn out the way you imagine they will (do you want them to)?
No a lot ends up in my drawers or thrown away. I try to allow the mind and the hand to not align for a more interesting result.
How do you know that you’re satisfied with something you’ve made?
Sometimes it’s just a specific shape in the painting, for example a negative space or a color – if that specific thing turned out perfect that’s enough. I think it is more interesting when there is something in the painting that isn’t experienced perfectly.
If you could invite three creatives, past or present, to a dinner party, who would you choose? What would you ask them?
Niki de Saint Phalle, Yoko Ono and Georgia O’Keeffe.
I would love to ask them all how to build the perfect space both physically and mentally for contemplation and creation.
Out of all of your paintings or motifs, do you have a personal favorite?
Hmm no i don’t think so. Every work is a time mark for me, sometimes they make me happy, sometimes sad to think of them.
Have you found any new interests / things you appreciate through working as an artist, that you may never have found otherwise?
I met a lot of wonderful people, that maybe I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Photo: Oscar Laufersweiler
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