Young applied artists award goes to Lisa Juntunen Roos

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Friday, May 24, 2024

Young applied artists award goes to Lisa Juntunen Roos
Lisa Juntunen Roos. Photo: Alice Boman. Perinnösta Ja Halusta, 2023 (detail). Photo: Lisa Juntunen Roos.

The textile artist Lisa Juntunen Roos receives the 2023 Young Applied Artists award. In her works, she explores materiality, technique, narrative, and the strong role played by tradition. The SEK 100,000 scholarship is awarded by the Bengt Julin Fund, which is administered by the Friends of Nationalmuseum, and will be presented at a ceremony at Nationalmuseum on 16 November.

Lisa Juntunen Roos, born 1988 in Västerås, has an impressive artistic CV including studies at Capellagården, Handarbetets Vänners skola and Konstfack. She has participated in several exhibitions and received commissions for works such as Ne Jotka Tulivat Me Jotka Jäimme / Dom Som Kom Vi Som Blev [‘They Who Came We Who Stayed’] for the Oxen parking garage in Västerås (2022).

Speaking about her work, Lisa Juntunen Roos said: “My art has multiple pillars. I have one foot in the world of traditional textile crafts, where I explore making, the role of tradition and its consequences for makers, and national identity. My other foot is in the artistic research and design sphere, where the first pillar is shaped into a means of artistic expression. My art is also a constant exploration of my own bicultural identity, where my works become a narrative in chapter form.

In my work I use a technique that is common in Finland, drawing on the tradition of crafting with birch bark – a material that started to give way to plastic in the 1960s. This phenomenon – making use of something that would be thrown away in Sweden is something that I see as typical of the Finnish mindset. Behaviour that came about as a result of war and rationing and found expression in handicrafts. Pride in managing to make use of what you have.

“It’s important to me that the material I work with is independent, by which I mean that the material and the technique possess a certain something, and I can use that something as a springboard to create my own narrative. From an applied art perspective, I look at the people that constitute society. Making has always been close to people, and every story has a material.”

Citation by the jury
Shredded coffee packaging and a braiding technique borrowed from traditional birch bark crafts have become Lisa Juntunen Roos’ trademark. With her recycled materials and her emphasis on craftsmanship, and with motifs centred on migration and family relationships, her works are firmly anchored in the big social issues of our time. Meanwhile, the most eloquent aspect of her work is the expressive, personal narrative.

2023 jury members
Elsebeth Welander-Berggren (chair), Rolf Julin (Bengt Julin Fund), Micael Ernstell (Nationalmuseum), Love Jönsson (Rian Designmuseum) and Kerstin Wickman (design historian and writer).

The Young Applied Artists award was founded by Bengt Julin in 2001. Its purpose is to recognize the work of emerging applied artists under the age of 35 working primarily in Sweden. The award of SEK 100,000 is given out biennially by the board of the Bengt Julin Fund, on the advice of an appointed jury. Past recipients include Rasmus Nossbring (2021), Alexander Tallén (2019), Märta Mattsson (2016), Ida-Lovisa Rudolfsson (2014), Simon Klenell (2012), Karl Magnus Nilsson (2010), Helena Hörstedt (2008) and Christian-Pontus Andersson (2006).

The scholarship will be presented at a ceremony at Nationalmuseum on 16 November.

Today's News

October 21, 2023

An Indian artist who questions borders and the limits on free speech

Kandinsky is the star of Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London

Cleveland Museum sues to block seizure of its 'Marcus Aurelius' bronze

New scholarship emerges on folk art masterpiece recently acquired by Independence Seaport Museum

Top-shelf selections await at Quinn's Rare Books auction, October 26

Photography's ancient history engaged with modern painting by Abelardo Morell in 'New Ground'

Lyman Allyn exhibition explores recent work by Elizabeth Enders

Morphy's returns to Las Vegas auction of antique coin-op and gambling machines + advertising and store antiques

Opening in Los Angeles! Cole Sternberg's 'a forest of thoughts in quick succession'

Carpenters Workshop Gallery opens first solo exhibition of Polish artist Marcin Rusak in Paris

Gold medal award from Trinity College Dublin sells for record price at Noonans

Two women's collections to be offered at Avignon Auction House

Magnificent world map stars in Bonhams Islamic & Indian Art sale

Vincent Patrick, chronicler of hustlers and mobsters, dies at 88

Young applied artists award goes to Lisa Juntunen Roos

'Walter Quirt: A Legacy of American Painting' exhibition of artist's work to connemorate 121st birthday

Famed folk-art castle near L.A. to be preserved, led by Page & Turnbull and historic society

Statewide Tarnanthi Festival returns with survey exhibition of Western Aranda artist Vincent Namatjira

World Heritage Site debuts an exclusive 'American Icons: Wright and O'Keeffe'

Third solo show with Abstract Expressionist painter Judith Godwin exhibited at Berry Campbell

New exhibition curated by Gibbes Museum of Art to explore queer influence on Charleston Renaissance

'Is it alive?' The TextielMuseum presents the dynamic future of textiles and technology

Buying Aluminum Patio Furniture: A Complete Guide

Why Adults Should Consider Investing in a Fat Tire Electric Bike

Creating Your Own Universe: A Deep Dive into Customizing Action and Vinyl Figures

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful