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SARAH KLÄPP

ARTIST ILLUSTRATOR GRAPHIC NOVELIST

ABOUT


SARAH KLÄPP (1987) IS A SWEDISH ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC NOVELIST. SHE LIVES AND WORKS IN MALMÖ, SWEDEN.


Completed her education at Serieskolan (School of Sequential Art) in Malmö in 2011 and her works have since been shown in solo exhibitions in Sweden and also in group exhibitions of selected artists and graphic novelists in Sweden and internationally. Her sequential art, graphic novels and illustrations are published in anthologies and books, including her graphic novel “What We Knew” (2015) and her picture book “Ichabod Kvick and Järnbläckfisken” (2012). She has been awarded grants from Sveriges Författarfond (The Swedish Authors’ Fund) and Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) for her sequential novel and her work as an artist.


Sarah often works with drawing as the basis for her artistic works. Her drawings are characterized by the use of the ink to express unandorned sprawling lines and brooding black ink, an intersection between playfulness and discomfort. Small repetitive lines and details contrast and almost protest the empty surfaces of Kläpp’s drawings. This Horror Vacui with its quest to fill, control and define the blank spaces is an invitation to the viewer to carefully explore and approach the drawing.


This is how she expresses herself about her artistry and about drawing:


                          “Ink lines can’t be hidden or changed. Behind their immediate emotional expression hides an intensive and controlled work process. In this borderland on the knife edge between the neurotically controlled and the subconscious my imagery is born.


                            In my artistry, I don’t generally seek to express or communicate a specific image or idea, or seek an understanding between myself and the viewer. The artwork is an exorcism, feelings rediscovered in a new physical form of ink and paper. I want my work to be a selfish experience, both for me as an artist and for the viewer. To allow the viewer to find her own meaning on the basis of herself and not from me"


I'M

SARAH KLÄPP

Artist & Illustrator

GET IN TOUCH



Do you have a question or want to work together? I'd love to hear from you!


I'm available for exhibitions, illustrations, public art installations, comic comissions and other design or art work.


Interested in buying my art work? Get in touch!


Also available for lectures and workshops!

 

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Telephone: +46 768 53 71 19

Address: Zenithgatan 2, 212 14 Malmö, Sweden

E-mail: hello@sarahklapp.com

 
 
 
 

CV

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WHAT WE KNEW

GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2015

Published by C'est Bon Kultur



ICHABOD KVICK OCH JÄRNBLÄCKFISKEN

ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK, 2012

Published by Söderström/Schildt



EN RESA I RYMDEN

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, 2013

Commissioned by Kalmar Municipalitiy

LATEST SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018


Galleri Italienska Palatset


VÄXJÖ / SWEDEN


"With these (ref. graphic novel "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"), Sarah Kläpp's House of Cards appears as an unusually elaborate and thematic coherent exhibition. A very unique one, with infectious humor and fascinating darkness." (Eng. translation from exhibition review in Swedish)


http://www.smp.se/kultur/nar-gulligt-blir-till-laskigt/


2018


Galleri Konsten


HELSINGBORG / SWEDEN


"Kläpp is a skilful artist and each drawing acquires weight and poise through her sure handed linework." (Eng. translation from exhibition review in Swedish)


https://www.hd.se/2018-09-08/en-tarotlek-for-valtider


2018


Bergkvara Konsthall


BERGKVARA / SWEDEN



ART GRANTS & AWARDS




2016

Sveriges Författarfond /

The Swedish Authors’ Fund


2014

Konstnärsnämnden /

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee


2013

Malmö Kommun /

Malmö Municipality


2012

Malmö Kommun /

Malmö Municipality


2011

Sveriges Författarfond /

The Swedish Authors’ Fund



Workshops / Classes / Lectures

9 years of experience

 

Experienced art teacher in among others "Painting", "Portrait Drawing", "Drawing and Writing Comics", "Life Drawing/Painting" and "Illustrating and Writing Children's Books".

 

  • Workshops in Graphic Novels/Comics and Children's Book Illustrations
  • Lecturer Sequential Art and Children's Book Illustrations


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