O-A: What is art to you? Is creating an urge, necessity or maybe an incontournable, essential way of life?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: To me, art is humans opportunity to create additional dimensions of existence. Also interesting how communication as with the recipient of the art which creates on the inside through their own psychological projections. Creation for me is also to express emotions, but is also to gain access to the spiritual divine world in a meditative painting that are mixed with the external impressions I get in nature. As a “reception of spiritual” messages through color and form. Expressing oneself is a human right for all, and can be done through art.
O-A: What wouldn’t you do without art? What did you discover, achieve with it?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: I love to paint and use the colors of life, so it would be blank and colorless.
I discovered that the creative expression of the hands wanted to convey to me “the view of myself” and also made me visible in my world through artistic creation. It gives me pleasure in creating in color and being able to express the inner spiritual and spiritual experiences I carry in my interior, which I get from staying in nature but also in the constant being as an human.
O-A: If a person, artist or not, influenced you, what kind of question would you ask him/her?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: Hilma af Klint inspired me a lot, and I admire her work in her abstract form and colors, conveys a divine and spiritual world. What she “received” as a medial and spiritual artist (according to herself), was unique, and had a divine message to the world in the many paintings she created for the “Temple”.
Ingela Wallgren Lingren: My question to her is if she want to support me in my artistic work, from the spiritual world..:) And also want to ask her about the “truth” about her art?
O-A: Who or what inspired you artistically; a person, artist, event, experience…
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: My experience in and of nature and beingness is also affects me and spiritual inner existence.
Most of all, I admire Hilma af Klint who, in her abstract form and colors, conveys a divine and spiritual world. What she “received” as a medial and spiritual artist (according to herself), was unique, and had a divine message to the world in the many paintings she created for the “temple”.
Other artists I admired include Frida Kahlo for both her colors, and what she wanted to convey in her art. Despite her suffering, she never gave up painting, and perhaps it was what gave her strength and life in spite of everything she experienced in pain through life. I also admired the Swedish artist Helmer Osslund for his colors and how he shapes the Swedish nature in terms of form and which is often the Swedish landscape and the mountain world. These two artists are close to each other in both color and form. There are many others too, but these three have probably influenced and inspired me the most.
O-A: What is a vivid memory of a remark concerning your art that got stuck with you?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: “Good composition, drawing and imagery”, “Bright colors that I will love”.
O-A: What was the most interesting statement you heard about your work?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: “She mixes dry needles with etchings, graphic leaves that are like small nature-based poems.
The first leaves show a winter landscape, and the dry needle fits well with its interaction between black and white to depict a gray cloudy winter day when the snow is heavy and warm. In fact, the reality seems to have been done with dry needles these days. Ingela Wallgren Lindgren does not content herself with depicting nature but lets it channel emotions and moods, and she has a look for the landscape’s forms and in some of the leaves it even goes into abstract form.
It is an exhibition that one must shut down all internal noise in order to absorb. An exhibition that whispers about fragile things.” (Review of an exhibition in art graphics).
O-A: How do you search for inspiration and themes for your work?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: What inspires me the most is both the inner and outer spiritual existence in God´s creations, as I experience it. The colors of the colors are full of energy and are in themselves a constant inspiration. Other artists’ works of art (see earlier) can also inspire me and give me the desire to express myself in the creation of images.
O-A: How has your art changed over time? Why?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: Yes, in the past I worked more figuratively and had more emphasis on the psychological in the women figures I painted. Nature has always followed me and I made more abstract landscapes of the views I saw and experienced in nature. I also work in artgraphics in copperplates. I have always painted intuitively, spiritual and have a spontaneous, direct expression on the canvas or the paper. Now my works are more inner, abstract paintings. I think life events have made me change my art.
O-A: Are you a synesthet? Have synesthet ever commented on your paintings? How?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: I am not aware if I am a synthesis, and my paintings have never been commented in this. Feel that the tones of music affect me greatly when I paint, which, on the other hand, can evoke the colors I express spontaneously and intuitively. By listening, the colors of the tones are aroused. My paintings are created from both inner and outer listening, in silence or listen to music, which is important to me in the creation.
O-A: What names do you give your artworks?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: Often it is nature that is my greatest inspiration for the titles I give them. Sometimes its “no title” and the colors title themself.
O-A: What do you usually talk about with your collectors?
Ingela Wallgren Lindgren: I primarily want the collector ourself to have his own experiences and based on my art and on that point ask me questions. Still, I very much like to tell you what inspired me, how I made the picture technically and materially.