Lotta Olsson
LOTTA OLSSON - HERBARIUM - MERGING THE REAL & IMAGINED, work-on-paper, May 6 - June 12, 2016. Swedish artist Lotta Olsson’s second solo exhibition: Herbarium – Merging the Real & Imagined. A repository of preserved and dried plant specimens, self-created herbarium’s have been a constant source of inspiration for Lotta Olsson since childhood. These investigations into nature’s surroundings inform Olsson’s artwork and illustrations. Whether a simple leaf’s delicacy and intricacies, or the silhouette of trees in winter, these influences offer a whole host of useful parts that Olsson has equipped her artistic tool-kit with. Taking her cues from these impressions, shapes and visual details, Lotta Olsson then creates her illustrated fantasy trees and flora. After many years of collecting visual images of nature’s inventory, she has a vast resource in her self-described “digital herbarium”. Of no less importance though, are the sights, sounds, and memories from treks and travel that blend with her herbarium. Altogether, these real and imagined imprints coalesce into delicate and bold imaginative works of art. Having grown up in southern Sweden, surrounded by forest and nature, Olsson is intimate with the natural habitat. Being a student and observer of the forest, she explores the history and writings of old sayings as they pertain to trees and the natural world. Lotta Olsson has an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from Göteborg Universitet, and an MFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from The University of Stockholm’s KONSTFACK University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Her artwork has been exhibited in Sweden, Germany, Italy, South Korea, and at the Affordable Art Fair in London. This is her second exhibition in the United States.

June Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Crow Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Pink Flora
by Lotta Olsson
Oak Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Green Flora
by Lotta Olsson
Appelblom/Apple Blossom
by Lotta Olsson
Multivaxt/ Multi Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Fageltrad/Bird Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Krontrad nr2/ Crown Tree nr2
by Lotta Olsson
Krontrad nr1/ Crown Tree nr1
by Lotta Olsson
Swedish Spring
by Lotta Olsson
Januaritrad/January Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Aventrad/Hornbeam Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Mobile 1
by Lotta Olsson
Mobil 2
by Lotta Olsson
Krontrad nr3/ Crown Tree nr3
by Lotta Olsson
Sugarplum Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Aspen/Aspen Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Tulpantrad/Tulip Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Bjorken/Birch Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Angstrad/Meadow Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Regntrad/Rain Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Ant Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Maltrad/Moth Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Augustitrad/August Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Maskrostrad/Dandelion Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Frotrad/Seed Tree
by Lotta Olsson
Guatemala Rug
by Lotta Olsson