We at Bat Country Collective would like to introduce ourselves by answering a few questions that tells you a bit more about who we are. This week it’s Karin’s turn!
Hi Karin, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Karin and I’m an illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. I graduated in 2011 from Camberwell College of Arts in London where I studied illustration. I moved to Stockholm in 2012. I love bold shapes and colours and I like things to look a bit wonky and hand-made.
What’s your dream project?
That’s a tough one, there’s so many things I’d like to do! While I was at uni I made some work in 3D, I’d love to take that up again and make something big, maybe in a public space. And getting commissioned to do an illustration for the New York Times is up there on the list too!
What’s your soundtrack while working?
This week it’s been Kleenex/Liliput but also the New Yorker fiction podcast. Sometimes I find listening to music while working too distracting. At times like that podcasts are good!
Do you have any favourite artists?
There are so many good artists and illustrators out there but if I’d have to pick one I’d say Tove Jansson. I love the line work and the colours in her illustrations and I love that she created an entire universe of her own with the moomins. I’m going to Helsinki in August to see an exhibition of her work. Another artist that I like very much is Pipilotti Rist. There’s something about lying on the floor, looking at psychedelic videos projected in the ceiling that makes me feel very calm and happy.
Are you working on any fun personal project at the moment?
My friend Hanna and I are working on a children’s book together, just for fun. She’s writing and I’m illustrating. And I’ve just started preparing for an exhibition that I’m having in Stockholm in October!
Visit www.karinsoderquist.com to see more of her work and follow her on Instagram and Twitter!
Answering questions next time will be Danijela from Dani’s Drawings.. coming soon!
If you missed Åsa’s interview, make sure to read it here.