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 3 - Summer 2021

“This collection is a continuation of my Floral Faces created using a few different techniques, but with a semblance in their vibrant palettes. I realise how dependant on I am by daylight and these extended hours of brightness during the summer is such a natural boost. Coming from the north, I can’t help but to rotate towards the sun like a plant relishing its rays throughout the day.
I’ve been working in clay for many years now and it never gets tired but is always very exciting. I’m drawn to the line in all my work and working in 3D is a natural extension to my practice, exploring both surface and form. The two pieces in the collection were hand built using slabs and carved plaster press moulds.” - Petra Börner, Full Sun (Plein Soleil)

Drop 2 - Spring 2021

"This is a new series blending two themes I’m often drawn to in my work, faces and abstract botanical work, sort of in two parts. I love this combination of techniques and palettes, cut paper collages and fine ink lines, both dynamic and pensive I think." - Petra Börner, New Cuts

  • Palette Figure
    Palette Figure | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Rainbow Face
    Rainbow Face | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Steadfast Figure
    Steadfast Figure | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Open Face
    Open Face  | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sun Light
    Sun Light | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Scion Bell
    Scion Bell | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green cut
    Green cut | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Big blowy one
    Big blowy one | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • The open room
    The open room | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Growing up
    Growing up | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Reach of the plant
    Reach of the plant  | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Sea Figure Sold
    Sea Figure | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Windowsill with vase
    Windowsill with vase | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Small flowers on the windowsill
    Small flowers on the windowsill | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green Scion Sold
    Green Scion | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Windowsill with checked cloth Sold
    Windowsill with checked cloth | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 5 - Winter 2020

"This is going to sound corny, but things have been so gloomy and tough for so long now so I wanted to focus on something vibrant and positive. The new collection of work is really a celebration of the people who help me overcome hardship, friends, neighbours and family. 

I was thinking of the people I know and meet who are generous with themselves and make such a difference to us every day. Some people just do that with ease and it's a beautiful thing! So, here's to Chummy and Mon ami with their good vibes helping us keep our heads up!" - Petra Borner, Still Life

  • Blue Jewel
    Blue Jewel | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Still Pink Sold
    Still Pink | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • I see you Sold
    I see you | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Boon Companion
    Boon Companion | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Peach Pal
    Peach Pa | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Parat
    Parat | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Yellow Confidante Sold
    Yellow | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Movement
    Movement | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Good Vibes Sold
    Good Vibes | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Feel Good
    Feel Good | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green Guardian Sold
    Green Guardian | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Chummy Sold
    Chummy | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green Gaze Sold
    Green Gaze | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Mon Amie Sold
    Mon Amie | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Good one Sold
    Good one | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • My Dear Sold
    My Dear | Petra Borner | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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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

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    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 Sold
    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 Sold
    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 Sold
    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

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Other Artworks

  • Turban Lady Turquoise 2
    Turban Lady Turquoise 2
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  • Turban Lady Navy
    Turban Lady Navy
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  • Peeping Lady 6
    Peeping Lady 6
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