We've collaborated with sculptor Sofia Tufvasson since the first year of The Ode To's existence and have watched her artistry blossom and take new shapes, hence we're quite excited to show this curated exhibition of her sculptures. The sculptures are much-awaited and the artworks usually sell out fast, so don't ponder for to long :)
Morel vase: impressively and softly shaped.
“Most often it’s in situations not related to art that I catch a stroke of inspiration. It’s usually just a shape that catches my eye that I later process and work into something new.”
Drape wall sculpture and Morel vases. Photo: Ragnar Omarsson
How would you describe your art and aesthetics?
I appreciate the clean and graphic expression when it comes to art and design, which I think reflects in the pieces I create myself. I create pieces that I would like to see in my own home. The goal of my art is to evoke a curiosity in the observer, I want them to feel a desire to touch and feel the object they have in front of them. I would describe my work as modern yet timeless. I want them to fit in every home and every style. Before a new exhibition I always try to find a theme with a collection of pieces that speaks to each other and that is also cohesive with my overall artistry and aesthetics.
Sofia is positive towards the future and collects energy from the positive feedback she receives from her art. It gives her enthusiasm to continue creating and to develop. She says motivation is never hard to find since art easily could take an even bigger part in her life.
“If possible I would happily spend all hours in my studio. But life entails so many other things that I don’t want to live without that also helps me find inspiration and energy to create. My main source of happiness is spending time with my family.”
Poetic Morel vases. Photo: Ragnar Omarsson
If you could have a drink with one artist, who would that be?
I would have loved to sit down with Himla af Klint but to say someone of today it would definitely be the Swedish artist Ingegerd Råman who creates wonderful pieces in glass and ceramic. We have spoken briefly once and I would love the opportunity to hear her thoughts and life stories. She creates beautiful objects that speak to me aesthetically with their elegance and soberness.