Capturing the moments in between

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked artist Petra Lundkvist to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What do you call your series of artworks?

– My series of artworks portray intimate daily life moments, so I call them In between moments.

What technique have you used?

– I use oil pastel, soft pastel, chalk pastel and colour pencils on Hahnemuhle paper, 300gr.

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

– I'm inspired by those moments of everyday life that we have but hardly notice.

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

– I’ve been painting and drawing since I was a little child. I used to work with scenography on photo shoots and in film, but the feeling of missing making art grew bigger and bigger. I didn’t want to wait until I was 65 to see where art could take me. So, about six years ago I went to an art school in Copenhagen and studied there for two years. After that I’ve been painting regularly. During the pandemic, I wanted to create something smaller that I could work with from home, so that’s when I started to do my paperwork in pastels.

What other artists do you admire?

– Egon Schiele. I love his way of working with pencil movements and how he interacts with the colours and the light.

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

– Solitude, poetry and intimacy.

What we love about Petra Lundkvist:

We are in absolute awe of the artworks that Petra Lundkvist creates, combining a poetic expression with great craftsmanship and an extraordinary eye for everyday beauty.