Mathilda Månsson is a Swedish artist and entrepreneur. This self-taught painter challenges her creative flow by alternating between various materials in her work, from acrylics to watercolours, gouache or oil pastels. Her works aim to create still-lifes of everyday objects and colours and to make others see the beauty in these objects the way she does.
Welcome to Postery! How are you?
Hi! Very good, trying to acclimatise to autumn and romanticise everything that can be glorified with it haha.
What’s your artistic background?
I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember, it has always been with me. I have no artistic training to boast of, just a great curiosity!
Tell us a little bit about your collection.
The collection is playful and colourful. A sort of mix of still life with a humoristic touch?
What is most important to you in the creative process?
To not feel limited and get stuck with things having to be a certain way. I want to be able to feel that I can paint what I want and with what material I want. I mainly use acrylics, watercolours or oil pastels. Then I usually alternate between them to be challenged and not get stuck. But this entire collection is done in gouache, for example, which was completely new to me. For me, everything is about keeping going and feeding a creative flow. Creativity begets creativity!
I also kind of can't paint if I can't listen to 80s and 90s love ballads. Again, I like to romanticise things!
"I am a sucker for everyday aesthetics and get inspired by exactly everything around me."
Where do you find inspiration?
I am a sucker for everyday aesthetics and get inspired by exactly everything around me. It can be a colour combination on a building, the shape of a coffee cup against a beautiful tablecloth or shapes and colours in interior design. Also, flowers have a big place in my heart.
Where do you live/reside?
I live in Malmö but am from Södermalm in Stockholm.
What do you like doing when you are not creating?
Go to flea markets. I run the company Omdeko Studio together with my friend Carro where we curate second-hand items and crafts by local creators. I love to find potential in objects and then make others see them through a new context. I guess that's what I do in my paintings, too, capturing objects and colours in everyday life and trying to make others see the beauty I see haha.