måndagen den 4:e februari 2013

The first sign of spring

An early sign of spring in Stockholm is the annual "Vårsalongen" at Liljevalchs ("The Spring Salon"). Every year thousands of people send in their works of art to Liljevalchs in hope of being selected for the exhibition. (Here is what I wrote about last year's exhibition.) If you do not have the possibility to visit the exhibition it has a great website with a lot of information and pictures of the participants. This year my attention got caught by a couple of artists.



It was a pleasant surprise to see some tapestries at the exhibition. This is Anna Olsson with her work, the one on the right is called "Vi har tre fina barn och så har vi han" ("We have three beautiful kids and then we have him"). She also has a website with some of her tapestries which also depicts the background to her work.

Anna Olsson tapestries, to the right"Vi har tre fina barn och så har vi han.", Vårsalongen 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
Anna Olsson "Jag är som Svartepetter - ingen vill veta av mig", Vårsalongen 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
Another textile artist was Funny Livdotter with her embroideries "Nio vardagliga måsten" (Nine everyday musts).

Funny Livdotter "Nio vardagliga måsten", Vårsalongen 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 And also Britta Johanson who does a lot of cross stitch embroidery. She is inspired by old patterns which she uses in her work as well as compiling to books so others can enjoy them as well. More about her on her website.
 
Britta Johanson "Rödluvan slår följe", Vårsalongen 2013
Photo: www.liljevalchs.se
Simon Dahlgren Strååt, another artist in the exhibition, is actually someone I know so it was especially interesting to see his work hanging on the wall. This piece is called "Konfrontationen" ("Confrontation").

Simon Dahlgren Strååt "Konfrontationen", Vårsalongen 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB



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