Anna-Kajsa Wikström (b. 1981) is a Stockholm-based artist who graduated with a Bachelor degree in Ädellab/Metallformgivning at Konstfack earlier this year. Since then, she has exhibited parts of her degree work 'Springwater' at the reknown Färgfabriken in Stockholm.
Wikström create objects which entails stories. Stories about people, about loss and longing. She mainly uses glass, metal, silicon and ice in doing so. Sometimes transcient, sometimes permanent. With integrity Anna-Kajsa Wikström's work remains in the outskirts of the sublime oscillating between dream and reality.
Since she graduated in June 2020 Wikström uses her accumulated background in metal- and silver design to create objects Serving as vital parts of spatial art installations. She mixes ready mades with advanced craftsmanship with the hope to enchant the viewer.
S p r i n g w a t e r
In the future humans will face clean water becoming more rare, meanwhile many today are experiencing a lack of meaning and spirituality in their lives - two facts I believe are correlated. My undergraduate work concerns human´s relationship to water. It deals with my own anxiety concerning the troubling effects of pollution and how the modern human´s lifestyle of consumption seems to have reduced water into just a product. My work is also about the people who choose differently, the spring as a mythological being, and how carrying water may be an act of protest in our high tech-society of today. It ranges from observations of what might be a contemporary spring-cult to a figurative body of arts and craft.
(Abstract from BA essay, Anna-Kajsa Wikström, 2020)
Portfolio page: adobe.com/Anna-Kajsa Wikström