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 4 - Autumn 2020

"This series, Island Flower, is inspired by my brief stay on the Swedish west coast island where I spent my summers as a child. A tranquil, unusual place in nature, surrounded by the forest centered on barren rock tumbling into the salty, cold sea. It's such a contrast to the past months spent in our city flat and my daughter started taking cuttings of plants on our walks. She then pressed them, found out their names in Swedish and English and arranged them into a scrapbook." - Petra Borner, Island Flower Series

  • Lilja
    Lilja | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Blomma
    Blomma | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Petra Borner
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  • Vallmo
    Vallmo | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Ringblomma
    Ringblomma | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Scilla
    Scilla | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Poppypop
    Poppypop | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Lena
    Lena
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  • Pinkie
    Pinkie | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Pink Wawoo Sold
    Pink Wawoo | Petra Borner | Ink and Acrylic | Original Artwork
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  • Julia
    Julia | Petra Borner | Ink and Acrylic artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Island Flower
    Island Flower | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Bello
    Bello | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Viva Sold
    Viva | Petra Borner | Acrylic on paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Malva Sold
    Malva | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

This new series of work was painted with dynamic marks on paper. In an intuitive process, somewhere between painting and printing, the collection of original works capture Petra’s passion for drawing central to all her work. 

Börner’s background designing textiles for fashion and interior design is present in the near- abstract compositions. Here her bold figures trace the silhouette of a new hope and a dawning determination for change in uncertain times.

  • Hello
    Hello | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Blues
    Blues | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Deep Purple
    Deep Purple | Petra Borner | Ink and Acrylic on Paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Neon Pop
    Neon Pop | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Redblue
    Redblue | Petra Borner | Ink and Acrylic | Partnership Editions
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    Green Pop | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Morning Face Sold
    Morning Face | Petra Borner | Ink and Acrylic on Paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Natural
    Natural | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Pink Pop
    Pink Pop
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  • Powder
    Powder | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Rouge
    Rouge | Petra Borner | Ink and Acrylic on Paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Tunes
    Tunes | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Yellow
    Yellow | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

"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." - Petra Börner

Prints

Other Artworks

  • 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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