Artist: Karin Söderquist
Who are you?
My name is Karin Söderquist and I’m an illustrator. I grew up in Sweden but for the past three years I’ve made London my home.
What do you do?
I draw, cut, paste, paint and build things.
Why do you do it?
It’s something that I enjoy very very much and it’s also the only thing that I’ve ever felt that I’m really good at.
How do you create these images?
My 3D work is made out of laser cut MDF that I paint with acrylic paint. For my 2D work I’m really into making collages of colour full paper at the moment.
Who are your influences?
I like looking at all kinds of art, both old and new. My favourite illustrator is Tove Jansson, her children’s books are amazing, especially ‘Who will comfort Toffle?’ And I love that she’s created an entire universe of her own.
What inspires your work?
Anything really, things I read, music, movies etc. I’m often attracted to things that are a little bit strange. My latest big project was inspired by historic events and arctic explorers.
What don’t you like?
Rude people and parsnips.
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