Photo: Ylva Sundgren

Photo: Ylva Sundgren

TEXTILE ART

Lisa Karlsson is a textile artist who works with patchwork technique in the oldest artistic tradition - the decorative ornament. She has been in the textile handicrafts for many years and, was encouraged to see with an artistic eye at an early age. Lisa's studio is located in the beautiful archipelagic town of Vaxholm. The work of quilting is a slow process where old textiles are recycled and joined together, by piece to piece, into new, complex entities in a interplay between history and contemporary times.

 Österlen Museum 2017

Österlen Museum 2017

The studio in Vaxholm

Lisa Karlsson is a Stockholm-based artist, residing in a small coastal community where the Swedish capital breaks into the Baltic archipelago. Every morning she takes the ferry to a small neighbouring island, where her studio is set up in an old, weather-beaten naval outpost girded by a dry moat. Here, the sharp seasonal vicissitudes, lowing ships and stray floes of ice provide the tranquility she needs to work with her patchworks.

"Writing is stitching words together, hoping that the text as a whole will somehow mysteriously surpass its discrete parts, in grandeur as well as meaning. You can never be certain; there's an infinite supply to choose from. It's all about some kind of intuition, a knowing that certain words fit others better, yielding sentences of more pith." 

A text by Anders Krüger comparing her work to writing

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EMAIL: LISAKARLSSONTEXTIL@GMAIL.COM