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


What do you call your series of artwork?

– I call them 'The backside' because I paint on the backsides of old oil paintings, a form of recycling.

What technique have you used?

– Most often, I use acrylic paint on vintage canvases. The older and more worn they are, the more beautiful they become.

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

– Picasso and Matisse have been enduring inspirations for me. Their work constantly influences my creative process.

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

– I studied art in high school, followed by a year at Beckmans School of Design and two years at Basis School of Art in Stockholm. Afterward, I pursued a career as a freelance children's book illustrator. Alongside my work as an illustrator, I have always undertaken other art projects. Exploring new materials and techniques is something I'm passionate about.

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

– Feminine, simple, lush.


What we love about SARA N BERGMAN:

What draws us to Sara N Bergman's artistry is her unique ability to reimagine forgotten canvases. Her art is a celebration of artistic recycling. Sara's work strikes a harmonious balance between simplicity and lushness, with a distinctly feminine touch.