An Eventful Year for Lovisa Hallén
Hi Lovisa! What an eventful 2021 you’ve had! How did the year feel for you?
– Hi! Yes, it was a lot of fun and I got a lot of new experiences, which was both fun and instructive. Biggest difference for me was that I finally started to see myself as an artist. I’ve always felt that I haven’t been where I wanted to be with my expressions and technique, when it comes to my art, and it always held me back. Last year I started to believe in myself and things naturally started to happen after that.
Affordable Art Fair seemed to give a fun experience, what is your take on Art Fairs?
– Affordable Art Fair was great and my experience of the fairs are great. I love the vibe, being surrounded by art, other artists and people who are interested in art. You get the chance to talk to other artist and learning from them and their story, you feel more like a part of the ”art bubble”. And as an artist you’re looking for collectors who want to collect your art and love your art and people who see the value in art, and they all come to the fairs. So it’s a great way to showcase your art.
With that eventful year and end-of-year behind you, what are your goals for 2022?
– My goals are very clear this year, I want to fully support myself on my art and I want to own my own gallery and studio. I even named my gallery already. Haha!
We are highly taken away by your dream-like mythological art. What does mythological art mean to you and where does it take you, when you paint mythologically?
– I’ve always been very interested in history and always felt drawn to statues, churches, castles et cetera. They are so beautiful and they’ve stood there through so much history. I think about everything they have seen and all the stories that have taken place around them, becoming part of them. The work behind them are always so impressive. I romanticize the old days a lot and statues and paintings of Michelangelo, Rafael, Da Vinci et cetera just stops time for me and allows me to travel somewhere else in my mind. It’s my personal aesthetics and they just got a hold on me.
June 24th to 26th awaits your next exhibition in Monaco. What is your plan leading up to that show?
– There were a lot of new experiences last year and always something new coming up, so I didn’t have any time to really reflect on any of it. I said no to a couple of fairs leading up to Monaco, because I just want time in my studio now, finish custom made orders, working on my technique and just create more awesome art without any deadlines. Up until now I felt kind of blind and not knowing where to go or what to do, to take my art to the next level, but now after all experiences I feel more confident on my path and were I should put my energy.