Larsson, Bella

Bio

Bella Larsson (b. Gabriela González Larsson, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a wood engraver, painter and sculptor of Swedish-Spanish decent whose practice is based on site-dependent explorations into materiality. Larsson has studied fine art and graphic arts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and France. Her earlier work had a strong affiliation with east Asian cultures, but her more recent stark, somber, mainly monochrome pieces have firmly rooted her practice within her Nordic origin. She is currently living and working in Värmland, Sweden and London, UK. Larsson has exhibited and published internationally in Sweden, Spain, UK, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Her work is included in private collections around the world as well as in notable public collections, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. More information can be found on www.bellalarsson.com.

Awards

  • 2014 John Purcell Award, Fiat Lux (Installation)
  • 2013 University of the Arts London Patrons Award, {Fay-erie Dust}
  • 2005 Council Business Grant, Violet Series
  • 2004 The Prince’s Trust Award, Worthless Collection
  • 2003 The Lazertran Prize, The Last Supper

Exhibitions

  • 2014 Camberwell Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
  • 2014 East London Printmakers Workshop Displays, East London Printmakers
  • 2014 Pomegranate Show, Brixton East, London
  • 2013 Proof, Brixton East, London
  • 2008 First Hand, Park Tower Building, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Education

  • 2014 MA Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, UK
  • 2003 BA Art & Design (Artefact), Central St Martins, UK
  • 1999 Drawing and Graphic Arts, Serietecknarskolan, Sweden
  • 1998 Fine Art, KV Konstskola, Sweden
  • 1997 Art and Design Foundation, Folkuniversitet, Sweden
  • 1996 Art History, Université de la Sorbonne, France

Links

ACU1147012: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

ACU1147013: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Suspense, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)
Suspense, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1149845: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Tug, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)
Tug, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1149846: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Entangled, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)
Entangled, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1152061: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Exhale, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)
Exhale, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1152062: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Morgondagg, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)
Morgondagg, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1152063: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Clawfoot, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)
Clawfoot, 2014 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1152064: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

China Monsters, 2012 (woodblock on washi)
China Monsters, 2012 (woodblock on washi)

ACU1154174: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Fluffy Seedheads, 2012 (woodblock on washi)
Fluffy Seedheads, 2012 (woodblock on washi)

ACU1154175: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Clover Violet, 2012 (woodblock on washi)
Clover Violet, 2012 (woodblock on washi)

ACU1154176: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Star Child, 2013 (watercolour on washi)
Star Child, 2013 (watercolour on washi)

ACU1154178: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

At the Circus, 2010 (relief print on paper)
At the Circus, 2010 (relief print on paper)

ACU1163182: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Dark Moth, 2013 (wood engraving on paper)
Dark Moth, 2013 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1163335: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Rebel Rebel, 2013 (wood engraving on paper)
Rebel Rebel, 2013 (wood engraving on paper)

ACU1163337: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Moth Wing, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Moth Wing, 2014, (oil on canvas)

ACU1218077: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Teddy Skulls, 2008, (digital print on paper)
Teddy Skulls, 2008, (digital print on paper)

ACU5322678: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Fire, 2017, (wood engraving on paper)
Fire, 2017, (wood engraving on paper)

ACU5322681: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Ivy, 2014, (wood engraving on paper)
Ivy, 2014, (wood engraving on paper)

ACU5322738: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Pine Rose, 2014, (wood engraving on paper)
Pine Rose, 2014, (wood engraving on paper)

ACU5322797: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Leaf, 2014, (wood engraving on paper)
Leaf, 2014, (wood engraving on paper)

ACU5322798: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

ACU5846267: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Little Jump
Little Jump

ACU5846268: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Glitter Pony, 2000, (mixed media on paper)
Glitter Pony, 2000, (mixed media on paper)

ACU5855903: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Flying Saucers, 2000, (acrylics on board)
Flying Saucers, 2000, (acrylics on board)

ACU5856025: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

See you in your Dreams, 2010, oil on canvas
See you in your Dreams, 2010, oil on canvas

ACU5857397: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

ACU5857399: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Macaroon Girl
Macaroon Girl

ACU5857479: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Twin Stars, 2009, ink on paper
Twin Stars, 2009, ink on paper

ACU5857482: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images

Japan; 1999, (oil on board)
Japan; 1999, (oil on board)

ACU5857546: © Bella Larsson / Bridgeman Images


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