Artist

Petra Börner

Petra Börner is a Swedish artist and illustrator; living and working in London.

She uses a wide range of media, from works on paper or canvas, to short films and ceramics, but at the heart of her practice is a passion for drawing. 

Petra has worked with The Oscars, Carven, Royal Opera, Apple Inc., Aquascutum, Bally, Cacharel, Isetan, Louis Vuitton, Greenpeace, Albert Bonniers, Tiffany & Co, Chanel, Penguin Random, The World of Interiors, Victoria & Albert Museum, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

She has just had an exhibition at the Drawing Museum in Sweden.

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Petra's Style

Petra studied at Central St Martins, later developing an impressive roster of clients through her art, illustration and textile design. Recognised for a timeless, bold and elegant quality, her award winning artworks are defined by her own distinctly modern expression. 

 

The Turban Ladies were initially inspired by her grandmother Astri, who always wore a turban at the seaside and in wild weather. Petra remembers: “In fact, I think she wore turbans all through the autumn and winter months to keep her hair in check. Apart from the elegance reminiscent of a bye-gone era, I was impressed by the ease with which she’d arrange her hair into elaborate hairdos in the morning. I loved watching her well-practiced movements with pins and combs when I visited my grandparents on the island. 

 

I am very interested in the transition of when a learnt skill transforms into second-nature, a movement so natural, that it’s almost instinctive. I didn’t inherit her passion for tidy looks, but her ability to carry herself with grace throughout the day made an impact on me. My wild style compositions were never in line with her idea of how to dress but they’ll always remind me of rare, intimate moments from my childhood.”

"As long as I can remember, I've been drawn to the line and drawing and making has been a part of my life. I love the rhythm of marks on the page and it's exciting how a moment becomes ingrained on them. Creating work makes me feel at ease, at home - nothing compares. I love the feeling of losing myself in a parallel space and time - where only creativity can take me." - Petra Börner

Drop 2

Floralistic is a collection of new work painted with ink and acrylics on paper. It’s a booming celebration of spring, its zesty, fragrant colours and the power of transition. These Floral Faces are immersed in foliage and have become one with the natural world. Energetic, bright blocks of colours are first applied to the paper, followed by the black ink lines. The motifs take shape unplanned and instinctively, a reaction to the palette on the page.

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  • Turquoise Turban Lady 2A
    Turquoise Turban Lady 2A
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  • Turban Lady Turquoise 2
    Turban Lady Turquoise 2
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  • Turban Lady Turquoise
    Turban Lady Turquoise
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  • Turban Lady Navy
    Turban Lady Navy
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  • Peeping Lady 6
    Peeping Lady 6
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  • Orange Head
    Orange Head
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  • Floral Lady 2
    Floral Lady 2
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  • Floral Lady 1
    Floral Lady 1
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  • Floral Face 2
    Floral Face 2
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  • Floral Face 1
    Floral Face 1
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  • Turban Lady 6
    Turban Lady 6
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  • Turban Lady 4
    Turban Lady 4
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  • Turban Lady 11
    Turban Lady 11
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  • Turban Lady 1
    Turban Lady 1
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  • Spring Lady 3A
    Spring Lady 3A
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  • Spring Lady 1A
    Spring Lady 1A
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  • Flower Power Mini 4
    Flower Power Mini 4
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  • Flower Power Mini 2
    Flower Power Mini 2
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  • Flower Power Mini 1
    Flower Power Mini 1
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