Konstfack – Vårutställning 2009 / Degree Exhibition 2009 » Siri Ahmed Backström
Siri Ahmed Backström

Siri Ahmed Backström

Siri Ahmed Backström

I have created a picture book for children about sibling love. My starting point was the memory of how as a teenager I once took my little brother with me to my school, when he didn’t want to go to his own. At the end of the school day we sat for a while in a park together with my friends. I wanted to share what was mine.

As an illustrator I have a visual language that is often close to the direct mode of address used in picture books. I like using a lot of colors, and work with watercolors, chalks and pens. I am inspired by picture-book illustrators such as Eva Lindström and painters such as Philip Guston – and by Mexican folk art and Japanese woodcuts.

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Work in progress, picture 1, 2009
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Year of birth 1980 Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
siri.ahmed.backstrom@gmail.com
www.siriahmedbackstrom.com
+ 46 (0) 733 193 594



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Work in progress, picture 2, 2009
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Work in progress, picture 3, 2009
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Work in progress, picture 4, 2009
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Work in progress, picture 5, 2009
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Graphic Design and Illustration