MÄRTA MATTSSON & ANNA FORSBERG

Hide & Seek
– Things Are Not What They Seem 

APRIL 22 – MAY 14, 2017 

Together jewellery artist Märta Mattsson and designer Anna Forsberg challenge preconceived notions of what a piece of jewellery or rug can be. As a child, Anna Forsberg was attracted to nature and its creatures – everything from spiders to butterfly caterpillars. These little creatures became her beautiful, wondrous friends. Inspired by their perfect symmetries, she creates patterns for handmade rugs. On the other hand, Märta Mattsson approaches her work from a perspective of disgust and fear of insects. When she was a child, she hated everything about them, from their buzzing sounds to alien-like compound eyes. In an intricate creative process, Mattsson transforms the bodies of insects into compelling art jewellery.

Hide & Seek is a moving aesthetic experience of the work of two artists who share a fascination for bugs, and whose works are characterized by exquisite craftsmanship and a natural expressiveness.

Artist talk: Tuesday April 25, 5.30 pm.

MÄRTA MATTSSON

Necklace, “Wings”, cicada wings, plastic, lacquer, pigments, silver.

ANNA FORSBERG

Rug, ”Dreamer”, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 150 x 150 cm.    

MÄRTA MATTSSON & ANNA FORSBERG

Anna Forsberg, rug, “Hide & Seek”, twenty-one sections, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 62 x 102 cm. Märta Mattsson, brooch, large cicada, copper, plastic, lacquer, gold, pigments.

MÄRTA MATTSSON & ANNA FORSBERG

Märta Mattsson & Anna Forsberg, Brooch, “Fly” and rug “Hide & Seek”.

Purchased by Nationalmuseum in Stockholm after a donation by the Bengt Julin Fund

MÄRTA MATTSON

Necklace, “Gathering”, cicada wings, large cicadas, cubic zirconia, plastic, lacquer, pigments, silver.

MÄRTA MATTSON

Brooch, “Wings”, cicada wings, plastic, lacquer, pigments, silver.  

MÄRTA MATTSSON

Brooch, “Wings”, cicada wings, plastic, lacquer, pigments, silver.    

ANNA FORSBERG

Rug, “Dreamer”, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 150 x 150 cm.

MÄRTA MATTSSON & ANNA FORSBERG

Anna Forsberg, Rug, “Hide & Seek”, twenty-one sections, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 62 x 102 cm. Märta Mattsson, Brooch, large cicada, copper, plastic, lacquer, gold, pigments.

 

MÄRTA MATTSSON & ANNA FORSBERG

Anna Forsberg, Rug, “Hide & Seek”, twenty-one sections, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 62 x 102 cm.

MÄRTA MATTSON

Märta Mattsson, Two necklaces, “Wings“, cicada wings, copper, plastic, lacquer, gold, pigments.

MÄRTA MATTSSON & ANNA FORSBERG

Anna Forsberg, Rug, hand-knotted Tibetan wool. Märta Mattsson, Brooch, “Fly”, large cicada, copper, lacquer, plastic, gold, pigments.

ANNA FORSBERG

Anna Forsberg, Two rugs, “Dreamer”, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 150 x 150 cm and “Moths”, hand-knotted Tibetan wool, 170 x 240 cm.