Thoughts about art

I think of art as a way of communication. An artwork leads the recipient to his/her own deep intuitive self. To expirience art we spontaneoulsy reach inside our selfes. To look at the surface is just not enough, even though it may be compelling with its colors, contrasts and motives. It is what happens inside us, as viewers, that is of real interest. When we expirience art that resonates with our own history and experience, we feel moved, touched, stirred, even provoked.

I believe it is those emotions and memorys that actually gets to us, not the art in it self. I would like to say that art (all artforms) are mirrors that relects our own selfs. 

In my work I seek for beauty, truth, pupose and curiosity. I would like to hold up mirrors where we can see these qualities in us, without denying the opposite sides. I mean to explore the other sides of life as well but it just doest happen despite my intetions so far. I long to work with loss, decay, dirt, despair, lonelyness. So I guess it will happen.



LOUISE VILLA is a Swedish painter and sgrafitto artist. Lately she has felt fed up with herself and her romanticized look on life, having created numerous paintings depicting beautiful women in lush gardens over the years.


Finally she decided to stop taking her self so seriously and have some fun instead.

The popart-style paintings from spring 2021 are her idea of letting loose and having fun.

She has a BA in fine art (2001) which is not easy to detect in her new project.