Kristofer Salsborn (born 1986) is a Swedish artist, graphic designer and art director. After years of designing logotypes and corporate identities, it was time to find his own visual voice.How did you get into art?
I have worked for almost ten years as a graphic designer and art director and have created many logos and visual identities for companies. It's fun to create to order, but I missed a place where I could express myself fully and be completely uncompromising in my design. My shapes give me that freedom.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
I would say that my design is strongly connected with my background as a graphic designer. I try to carry my passion for creating logos with clean, strong and simple shapes into my design. Regardless of whether I'm making a painting, a sculpture or something completely different, the goal is always to create shapes that feel obvious and in motion. My ambition is for the viewer to see something alive in the abstract, a creature or an organism perhaps.How do you go about developing your work?
I usually start by sketching by hand. Then there is sanding, taping and spray painting in batches until the result is the way I want it.
Who or what influences you?
Artists and designers who manage to create a broad platform to work on. Where with the same expression they can create everything from paintings, sculptures and murals to characters, furnitures, jewelries, toys and everything in between, that inspires me a lot.
Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?
I am very curious about 3D printing. Trying my best to learn how to translate my flat shapes into 3D. Very fun and exciting! But let's see what comes out of it.Learn more about the artist: