Meet Elin Söderlind, an extraordinary talent whose work bridges the gap between the tangible and the enigmatic. With a background in industrial design and education from renowned institutions like Kosta Glass School and Konstfack, Elin Söderlind brings a unique perspective to contemporary art.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I wanted to become an artist from a very young age. At the age of 8 I won a drawing competition and a pencil has been near my hand ever since then. Several years later I studied at different art schools and decided to become a designer. However, a few years later I came back to painting when I finally understood that this was my true calling.

I studied at Kosta Glass School and have studied at the art schools Nyckelviksskolan and Norra Konst, and have a Bachelor's degree in industrial design from Konstfack in 2018.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– Mysteries and unproven events, the allure of the unknown, sparked my creativity. I call it "Meateor." It captures the abstract essence of the mind, soul, and the mysterious space within something soft and alive.

What technique have you used?

– I’ve used acrylic on plexiglass and board for this series.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Alluring, brave and nauseous.