An interview with Josefin Zachrisson
The Swedish model, artist and creative, Josefin Zachrisson, creates opportunities with her experimental art. Combining steel elements and sculptures, her work and installations are among the pioneers of the new world. Dezeen Award -nominated artist is also part of the Swedish Girls -collective. We asked her about her future plans and dreams.
What inspires you?
J.Z. Integrity and presence.
How would you describe your art?
J.Z. I would describe my art as intuitive, that's the core of my approach.
What are your favourite places in Stockholm?
J.Z. One of my go-to spots is Indio Kitchen and Studio in Hornstull, it’s Japanese food with Peruvian influences and an independent cinema. I love the fact that I can go to one place and, depending on my mood, have drinks, eat, work, read or go see a movie.
How are you? Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
J.Z. I find myself lost for words getting that question during this time. My heart is broken and I hold a lot of anger towards male egos ruining lives for so many.
I’m a Stockholm based artist and I create across objects, installations and sculptures. My focus is between function and emotion. I come from a small town along the north coast of Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 2016 to go to art school. Today I have a full time art practice with both individual and collective projects.
Could you describe your style to us?
J.Z. I don’t know if this is a question about fashion or art but I like to experiment with norms in both.
You are part of the “Swedish Girls” collective, could you describe what you do?
J.Z. With Swedish Girls we conceptualize societal phenomena and we express ourselves through installation work.
What material do you prefer to work on?
J.Z. I appreciate materiality and I’m curious about most materials although I tend to come back to metal. I'm drawn to contrarieties, preconceived notions and different qualities of material and metal is very extra that sense.
Where do you see yourself in the future? What are you aiming for?
J.Z. I see myself as an established artist and I aim to always challenge my context.