Thank you so much to everybody to came out last night for the opening of ‘Foundations’.
I clearly had a blast!
To Amy and Joel, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Modern Times.
And a very special thanks to the amazing curator and artist, Sarah Kelk,
for being so supportive and wonderful through this whole process.
The exhibition is open now until March 8.
A nice little interview with Modern Times up on their Journal today
We’re delighted to kick off our 2020 exhibition calendar with a solo show from Melbourne-based, Swedish artist Charlotte Swidentitled Foundations.
After a 10-year hiatus from painting, Charlotte returns to her roots with this stunning body of work – a series of abstract paintings in a muted earthen palette.
Here on the journal, she talks us through how her heritage and love for Scandinavia will always inform her work, and her ongoing fascination with languages.
Full article here: Modern Times
Stoked to see ‘Foundations’ featured on The Design Chaser today!
MODERN TIMES PRESENTS FOUNDATIONS BY CHARLOTTE SWIDEN
After a 10-year hiatus, Charlotte Swiden has returned to painting with her exhibition Foundations, opening at Modern Times on Thursday 27th February. Charlotte’s disciplined approach to composition and colour, honed as a graphic designer, has transmuted into something softer and closer to nature – a series of abstract paintings that pulsate with motifs of plants, primitive figures and intimations of landscape, rendered in a muted earthen palette.
Charlotte grew up in Sweden, moving to Australia in 2005, and describes her work as an interplay of these two identities, two cultures and the tension that lies between the two. “Some of the themes in my works are stories around that identity split. Some are around nostalgia from home; being immersed in nature, a community and a solid social infrastructure.”
The mood of each painting shifts along a scale of emotion. The artworks I’ve picked out to share are some of my favourites from the beautiful body of work. I especially love the softer muted tones, and rounded abstract figures such as Midnight Sun (above), and Mother Moon (below).
See the full article here: thedesignchaser
So excited to finally share my big news with you! My solo show ‘Foundations’ at Modern Times is opening on the 27th of February. More to come shortly!
To download catalogue go to: Modern Times
I recently had the honour to participate in Frankie’s new book project “A little bit crafty”.
I made these little candle holder from hobby plaster and some bits I found in a hardware store.
So much fun and so easy!
The colours remind me of my favourite icecream in Sweden, salty licorice and raspberry.
You can buy the book here: http://www.frankiepress.com.au/shop/frankie/a-little-bit-crafty
I had to share this story from The Design Files about Modern Times.
This is one of my favourite stores, they have always been a big supporter to local designers/artists and also stock a wide range of Swiden design.
Their store beautifully combines vintage Danish furniture with local design pieces.
Photo courtesy: Eve Wilson for The Design Files.