Wall of Art x TWWP
A Portrait of: Anna Mörner
Anna Mörner found art through the feeling of loss. It was during an exchange year in Nairobi that she really decided that it was in the arts that she wanted to work. Anna is the artist who is looking for the depth of the unbroken. We met Anna in her studio on Långholmen.
TWWP in collaboration with Wall of Art.
BY KAROLINA BORG PHOTO ELIZABETH HELTOFT
Anna in her atelier at Långholmen, Stockholm
"I THINK I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND MY EXPRESSION BY TESTING MANY DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND TYPES OF DESIGNS. I AM PRETTY RESTLESS AND CAN EASY GET TIRED OF WHAT I DO WHICH ALSO MAKES ME FEEL DIFFERENT IN MY CREATION. I AM TRYING TO LAND IN THAT IT IS OK, THAT IT CAN BE A LITTLE SCATTERED AND THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO MORE THINGS AT THE SAME TIME."
I am 29 years old, born and raised in Stockholm, today living on Kungsholmen with my boyfriend Patrik and our dog Aaron. In recent years, I have worked as an illustrator and artist and have been lucky enough to rent a studio on Långholmen in an old women's prison for almost three years.
I think I have been able to find my expression by testing many different materials and types of artwork. I am quite restless and can easily get tired of what I do, which also makes me sometimes feel scattered in my creation. I try to land in that it is okay, that it can be a bit scattered and that you can do several things at the same time. The works I absolutely like best have been created when I have not tried to force anything, but it has come more by itself. It's hard to put my finger on the feeling, but it's like I need to feel uninterrupted before the end result in order to get to something deeper.
Three things I am inspired by are nature, music and people.
Acrylic and oil pastels are my go to materials for the moment. What I like about the oil pastels is the intensity of the color but also that it is difficult to get absolutely perfect when I paint figuratively, which I like, it is an expression I like. When I paint my abstract works, I use acrylic or watercolor, I want the paint to be vivid when I paint, so I usually have a lot of water or paint. Most of my abstract works I paint with my fingers.
"Blue portrait" & "Face"
When I'm not working, I meet my family and friends, drink wine at a nice bar or eat good food. Both me and my boyfriend have a great interest in food so we think it's fun to spend time cooking. Besides that, I try to ride as often as I can, it's something I have so close to my heart and really love.
I dream of the day when I can buy my own horse! There are quite a lot of things that I would have liked to have in place before but long for that day to come.
My life philosophy is that not everything has to be perfect.
The first year of high school, a very close family friend to us who I grew up with died and I had a hard time sleeping at night, which made me sit up and paint. The aesthetic subjects have been my favorite subjects since I was a child, but this was a new way of creating, based on a feeling or a need to ventilate. The second year of high school I moved to Nairobi to go on an exchange year and during that time I both photographed and painted constantly. Somewhere I decided that it is in the artistic that I want to do. When I finished high school, I went to both an artistic base year in Stockholm and Beckman's evening school with a focus on form. I applied for several educations in art and design but did not get what I wanted, which is still something I can struggle with today not getting that confirmation, or has it just given me an even greater drive?
I was Herr Nilsson as a child, for real. The years between when I was 3 and turned 4, I refused to respond to appeals if you did not call Herr Nilsson. As you can see, I loved to dress up and had different characters that I went into wholeheartedly and was 24/7.
I love to dance when Stina Grape plays music at a club.
As long as we solve the climate crisis, I see a bright future! ”
I would recommend WAY; A new young gallery on Odenplan that you can not miss! REFORMATEN; Started by Olga Grönvall Lund. Reformaten is a non-partisan and non-religious association with the aim of accelerating a research-based transformation of the food system - for human and planetary health. SCADO; Mitt and Stina Grape's start-up dog accessories company.