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Maria Ytterlid

Maria Ytterlid

Sweden • Born in: 1960

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Swedish artists

Maria Ytterlid is an abstract artist born in 1960. She lives and works in the countryside on the west coast of Sweden. The proximity to the sea, open landscapes and the forest has been of crucial importance for her artistic development. The organic forms that constantly appear in her abstract drawings and paintings are inspired by the rolling landscape or the winding shapes of the seaweed.

After an introductory year at an art school, she decided to develop her own way of expressing herself. She has completed theoretical studies in art theory and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art History. For more than thirty years she has worked as a part-time artist. She also works as a personal assistant to a girl with severe disabilities without speech. Therefore, the wordless communication has been her great interest in recent years. These communication forms include human–human, human–animal and the wonderful world of plant communication.

In 2018 she published a book, Face to Face, with one hundred images of faces in ink and texts about the artistic process. These sketches and paintings are the result of a long-lasting project, that raises thoughts about the silent communication between the faces and the audience.

She is now working on a seaweed project with thirty large-scale ink drawings to be combined with some acrylic paintings with black organic forms. Both this and the Face to Face project are planned for exhibitions.

Themes in Maria's art are related to our climate and our civilization. She studies the forms, movements and forces of nature and how it affects man. Her mission is to make visible the unique character of each person and plant and the interaction between them. The science on the symbiosis between plants has influenced her art in a new optimistic direction.

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Maria Ytterlid is an abstract artist born in 1960. She lives and works in the countryside on the west coast of Sweden. The proximity to the sea, open landscapes and the forest has been of crucial importance for her artistic development. The organic forms that constantly appear in her abstract drawings and paintings are inspired by the rolling landscape or the winding shapes of the seaweed.

After an introductory year at an art school, she decided to develop her own way of expressing herself. She has completed theoretical studies in art theory and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art History. For more than thirty years she has worked as a part-time artist. She also works as a personal assistant to a girl with severe disabilities without speech. Therefore, the wordless communication has been her great interest in recent years. These communication forms include human–human, human–animal and the wonderful world of plant communication.

In 2018 she published a book, Face to Face, with one hundred images of faces in ink and texts about the artistic process. These sketches and paintings are the result of a long-lasting project, that raises thoughts about the silent communication between the faces and the audience.

She is now working on a seaweed project with thirty large-scale ink drawings to be combined with some acrylic paintings with black organic forms. Both this and the Face to Face project are planned for exhibitions.

Themes in Maria's art are related to our climate and our civilization. She studies the forms, movements and forces of nature and how it affects man. Her mission is to make visible the unique character of each person and plant and the interaction between them. The science on the symbiosis between plants has influenced her art in a new optimistic direction.

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When was Maria Ytterlid born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1960