Introducing Rebecka Hansson, a talented artist whose work breathes new life into the classic still life genre. With a rich background in fashion, furniture design, and a creative journey through renowned companies like Byredo and Iittala, Rebecka Hansson combines traditional techniques with a modern twist. Her series, "Bringing Still Life Paintings Back to Life," is a vibrant homage to the expressive and colorful motifs found among flea market treasures.

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

– My creative journey began in high school studying fashion and tailoring. I then shifted to furniture and interior design, earning a bachelor’s degree from Malmstens in 2023. I've worked at Byredo, Iittala, Layered and other creative companieswhere I have been in a creative environment and learned a lot about entrepreneurship. Now, I paint while starting a design company with a friend from Malmstens.

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

– I'm inspired by simple, expressive, and colorful motifs like traditional still life paintings. It's one of the first things you learn to paint at an art school and it can be incredibly decorative. These works are reminiscent of flea market finds but with a modern twist, combining colors in fresh, unexpected ways.

What do you want to call your series of artworks, and why?

– I call the series of paintings "Bringing Still Life Paintings Back To Life" as a tribute to these beautiful paintings with flower bouquets in a decorative vase that you can find at flea markets and second-hand shops. Often painted by less famous artists and with that something that most people can afford, I like that!

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

– Colorful, flourishing and alive.