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Nils Lagergren

Born: 1965

Hometown: Stockholm

Based in: Stockholm

Born and bred in Stockholm, Nils Lagergren has always been into creating art, and he had his firsts public exhibition in 2010. The "Vessels" art project is all about ships and shipwrecks and has been a part of his life ever since the early 1990s. In one part of this project - the "Ghost Fleet" project - Lagergren uses Nature as co-artist. He sinks the ships he builds and Nature transforms them to shipwrecks before they are salvaged (after 2-4 years) and reborn as sculptures and objects of art. His ghost ships have been featured at the "Small is Beautiful" exhibition in London and twice at the annual "Spring salon" ("Vårsalongen") at Liljevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm - Sweden's largest jury-judged art show .

 



More About Nils Lagergren

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Metamorphoses, Nature, Decay.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

The Vessels Ghost Fleet project is based on an art process where I build ships, sink them and let Nature and Time transform them for 2-4 years. Then I salvage them and turn them into objects of art.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Metamorphoses, Transformations, Decay

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My curiousness

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Be true to yourself

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Nature, Museums, Internet