Liselotte Watkins/Sigrid Hjertén
In the 90s, she was an immensely influential fashion illustrator, both in Sweden and on the international scene. Since then, through her geometrically constructed paintings and her playful use of colour, Watkins (b. 1971) has come into her own as a tremendously productive generator of peculiar worlds and imagery.The common thread here is women and the worlds they inhabit.
These were also significant themes for expressionist Sigrid Hjertén – whose great influence on Watkins resulted in a TV programme produced earlier this year. The exhibition also includes a number of works by the earlier artist.
What will you be showing in your new exhibition?
– I’m showing paintings for the first time, as well as a new ceramic army of women.