Lotta Blanking

"For me, it is the combination of colours and shapes that catch my attention and inspires me, especially the faded and chalky colors - like sun bleached driftwood, rusty metal and worn fabrics."

Fantasy Drift Deer - Glued driftwood, painted metal and fur 34 x 36 x 11,5 cm

“I’m a self-taught artist, working from a home-based studio in Malmö, Sweden. Creativity has always been essential in my life. My artwork is about playing with the unexpected, something old, something new and at the same time with softness to create new contexts. In my paintings, I use different media, such as charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, collage and in my sculpting, I use driftwood and other interesting findings. My sculptures are mostly inspired by Wabi-Sabi philosophy, where the beauty of natural patina and aging is seen as something to appreciate and love.

I believe that art is everywhere, one just has to learn to see and appreciate it. It is just a couple of years ago that I started putting the pieces together forming sculptures. It all started with my mother passing away suddenly and unexpectedly. I was seeking inner peace and found sculpting was meditative and healing. It also made me decide that life is too short not to do what I love the most: art!

Since then I have been participating in various exhibitions. I have also been selected for a few juried venues as well. I am most proud of having participated in the most prominent Swedish yearly exhibition at Liljevalchs in Stockholm.”


Select Juried Shows

06/2022 Nordic Art Agency Gallery, Malmö

03/2022 ArtÖresund / Ödåkra Konsthall, Helsingborg

02/2022  Liljevalchs Vårsalong 2022, Stockholm

03/2020  ArtÖresund / Ödåkra Konsthall, Helsingborg


Select Solo Shows

06/2022 Venkat Hair, Västra Hamnen, Malmö

06/2022 Kommunhuset i Vellinge

05/2002 Burlöv Konstklubb, Arlöv

10/2020  Kafé Limhamn, Malmö


Select Group Shows

06/2021 Galleri Engleson i Foteviken, Vellinge


Virtual Shows

03/2020 The Holy Art Gallery, London

04/2020 Konstrundan Online



08/2022 The European Art Guide 2022

09/2021 The Nordic Art Guide 2021/22



06/2022 Award of Excellence - Circle Foundation

Drift Reindeer - Glued driftwood and fur 25 x 27 x 14 cm
Proud of my Antlers Drift - Glued driftwood and linen thread on MDF 22 x 25 x 9 cm
Blue Drift Bird - Glued driftwood, linen thread, metal and concrete 25 x 28 x 7 cm
Drift Lemon Tree - Glued driftwood and plastic clay 49 x 22 x 25 cm

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