Anna Sophia (ARY) Rydgren’s Fusion
Hi ARY! We were really happy to follow your success at Art Marbella, with your works sold within 1 hour of opening doors! How did that feel?
– Hi! It was such an amazing feeling. It took a couple of days before I actually gripped it. The feeling now is that I am feeling really grateful and humble that my art was so appreciated and also by my first UK collector! That’s fun!
Following that success, we’ve seen that Emma Ingvarsson and yourself will be exhibiting at Galleri Hind in Stockholm November 19th thru 21st. What are your thoughts as we are getting closer to that show?
– Right now I am a little bit stressed to finish all paintings in time, and to make all the preparations for the exhibition. But on the other hand I am excited and happy. Really looking forward to being able to show my art here in Stockholm.
As a visitor, what can one expect from your coming show, titled “Fusion”?
– I will bring artworks with minimalistic northern neutrals, and of course some artworks with different textures as I am such a sucker for textures, lines and organic shapes. Lately, I have been very inspired by the 60’s aesthetic with more straight lines, strong elements towards a more clean look, and this is a new line coming up. Emma brings in such beautiful colours with her abstract paintings. I love her paintings, especially the sage greens she has been working with for this show.
– Me and Emma have teamed up in this exhibition at galleri HIND that we have chosen to call Fusion. Fusion as you know means merging, uniting.
We talked about what we should name our show and agreed that we should call it Fusion. A merger of two female artists in one exhibition. Different art styles but common love for art and the expressions we want to convey in our works.
You work quite a lot with various textures and forms. What is your driving force in this artistic focus?
– I must say it’s my exploring side that is my biggest driving force, and to be able to challenge myself and feel that I evolve. I really love to learn, and to immerse myself in my ideas. I tend to get lost in trying out new textures and shapes, but it has to be simple and clean for me otherwise it is not me at all. I often say that I tend to see beauty in the most simple things. And this fills me with so much happiness and solace. You can find me on the beach searching for sticks and stones and seashells or reading a book about architecture and burst out in happiness over how many great new ideas I’ve found. This really gets me going. I am a simple person. But I don’t like to feel stuck, I need to be able to feel change when I want to, and when that happens I need to start to explore. It’s an ongoing process in my artistry.
We wish you all the best with the coming show “Fusion”! For an artist trying to find their personal expression, would you have any advice to share?
– Thank you so much!! Well, to give some advice that has worked for me is to let you be inspired by the history of art, learn from the old masters and find your inspiring artists and learn from their experience and explore your own ideas. Further on you really can get inspiration from everything and anything. Be open and put in the hours practicing and sketching, have your note and sketchbook with you at all times and write down or draw that idea or impression you got straight away so you can go through ideas and start working and have fun.