Sara Ödman Swedish
To create is an infinite part of me and has always been, I’ve been illustrating since I was a kid. I grew up on the south west coast in Sweden, in a family where art has always been a way to express yourself. Surrounded by the prairies and the ocean my entire childhood, nature is naturally my biggest source of inspiration. - Sara Ödman
Contemporary Swedish artist Sara Ödman is best known for her colourful and dynamic abstract paintings. Vibrant and lively, her paintings are inspired by the surrounding environment of her upbringing as she brings life to her artwork through bold and expressive brushstrokes.
Ödman explores various themes and draws inspiration from different sources in her art. Having spent her formative years surrounded by prairies and the ocean, nature profoundly influences the artist and plays a significant role in her practice, capturing the beauty and spirit of the wild world in her paintings. Distinguished by bold and vibrant hues to create dynamic and energetic compositions, the use of colour is a central element in her work, adding a sense of life and energy to her paintings. Memory and reflection are key components in her work as she draws upon her experiences and impressions of the natural environment, translating them into her paintings. Ödman's art explores themes of nature, colour, memory, reflection, and the inner world. Her vibrant and dynamic paintings capture the beauty of the natural world while also reflecting her personal experiences and emotions.
Having exhibited in France and her native Sweden, she has a Master's degree in Art Direction from the renowned ESAG Penninghen, Paris, France.
Sara ÖdmanEvening Breeze, 2020Acrylic on cotton canvas80 x 100cm
Sara ÖdmanFlower Dream, 2020Acrylic on cotton canvas89 x 116cm
Sara ÖdmanGolden, 2020Acrylic on cotton canvas50 x 65cm
Sara ÖdmanSpring, 2020Acrylic on cotton canvas97 x 130cm
Sara ÖdmanMorning Rays 2020Acrylic on cotton canvas107 x 140cm
Re: Wild10 May - 4 Jun 2022Dellasposa Gallery is delighted to present Re: Wild, a group exhibition presenting artworks that explore wild landscapes and the possibility of rewilding our state of being.
The exhibition presents an enigmatic sense of nature, branching out and digging deeper with artworks by Gerhard Richter, Ai WeiWei, Daniel Arsham, Nicholas Hughes, Dean Fox, and Sara Odman - all of whom observe the wild as a reflection of disparate artistic, philosophical and technological paradigms.
Daniel Arsham's future relics series expands upon his ongoing exploration of transience, impermanence, and decay in an imagined future civilisation facing significant ecological changes. Ai Weiwei's sculpture is a continuation of a series of works representing trees and their roots, with an interest in the environment and his particular concerns regarding deforestation in the Amazon.
Nicholas Hughes' photography represents the precious and fragile nature of the British landscape. His work depends on a sense of transience, a walk into the unknown, allied to an environmental sensibility. Each of his photographs illustrates the furtive residue of the contemporary wilderness through reduced visions of the sublime within localised nature. Hughes examines the space between the world people inhabit and what nature still claims as its own.
With dense with striated textures, streaks and layers of colour, Gerhard Richter's abstraction takes inspiration from the wild, sublime scenes of the world. His compositions reconcile a process that swings between pure chance and control. As he says, 'all that I am trying to do in each picture is bring together the most disparate and mutually contradictory elements, alive and viable, in the greatest possible freedom.'
New paintings by Dean Fox reveal a frisson between the gestural expression of the human spirit and the mark one makes upon our often muted and tranquil terrain. According to Fox, the interplay between objectivity and abstraction is constant, for 'nature embodies both these qualities and only one particular way of expressing yourself seems limited.' His paintings persuasively affect how we encounter ourselves in the wild. Often painted from memory, Sara Odman's bold and exuberant works depict the expansive forests, endless ocean, and wildflowers of the Norse environment.
Re: Wild is an exhibition that explores our current climate - birth and decay, transience and endurance; it asks us to relinquish our destructive desire for control over the natural world for both people and environments.