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Jörgen Westin

Artist


About me

I am a designer and sculptor, who sometimes ventures into painting, illustration and various crafts. There are so many fun and exciting things to try out, and I love the variation. For more than 15 years I have been working as industrial designer in large international companies, and to wrestle problems and find innovative solutions is something I really enjoy. It’s a great job, but there are always clear boundaries on what can be done within a project. Somewhere I feel an urge to let my own creativity run loose, without limitations and restrictions. For this reason, I have always been exploring various artistic subjects, from painting and sculpture to jewelry making. I feel at my best when I’m able to balance these worlds. I have always been fascinated by form. Some forms, like a Bernini sculpture is like a novel with all the details and emotions that are expressed, while other more abstract ones are like short poems. There is something about the three dimensional, the way the form alters depending on where you look at it from, how the surfaces and depth directions are interconnected that makes it so intriguing.

I am slightly obsessed by sweeping and winding shapes, often in various knot shapes, both as larger sculptures and as small necklaces. Sometimes I feel as if I have found an acrobatic trick in a certain gestalt, when there is a rhythm and a movement with enough complexity and elegance, almost like a circus or gymnastic movement of the shapes.

Location:

Stockholm, Sweden

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Education:

  • Art program Ålsta Folkhögsskola 1997-1999
  • Umeå Institute of Design 1999-2004, Bachelor in Industrial Design 2002
  • Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Product Design 2004
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Technique:

I prefer sculpture, and work in wood, ice, snow, concrete, gold, ceramics and other. I also enjoy painting in classic analogue acrylics and oil, as well as digitally in PS and Procreate.

Inspiration:

I get inspired by well executed art and craft, skilled artists and beautiful forms, both naturally created as well as made by humans.
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Current projects:

  • Icehotel Jukkasjärvi, Art suite 2019
  • Red Dot Award 2013, Scancoin RCS 400
  • Red Dot Award 2018, Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000
  • Red Dot Award 2018, Ericsson Baseband T605

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