As part of the current Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Academy has invited Karoliina Hellberg to collaborate on the RA Editions programme. Hellberg’s limited edition print Lökar (Onions) was specially commissioned by the RA Editions, and is available at the Royal Academy of Arts and Galerie Anhava. A selection of references to Schjerbeck’s works which Hellberg finds most personally meaningful can be found throughout the composition:
“Schjerfbeck had a way of making versions of her own work and of others. I do that too in my own way, pictures inside pictures, for example an older work on paper might be found as a picture in a bigger interior painting. It felt natural to use this method to make references and versions of her works inside this interior as she was using methods of ’reworking’ and ‘repetition’ as well.” – Karoliina Hellberg
Lökar (Onions), 2019, limited edition of 25 Silk-screen prints on 330gsm Somerset Velvet mould-made cotton rag paper with hand-finished edges, 42 x 29.7 cm, each print is hand-numbered and in a portfolio.