N° 4 : ANN BONANDER LOOFT
Ann, with her unique imagination, swift intuitive thinking and striking nordic beauty is our fourth portrait.
A costume and set designer by profession and an exceptional artist , Ann works side by side with these multiple skills with rare energy and passion.
As a costume designer for over 25 years for theater, television and film, she masters the craft like a special art form, where clothes, characters, language, and artistic vision interact together. This in-depth process has led her to work with outstanding directors such as Lars Norén, Stefan Larsson and Lena Endre, in several theaters and stages in Europe such as The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and La Comedie Française in Paris.
Ann is also renowned for her knitted portable sculptures, where she makes knitting into something in between art and functional craft, a medium that flirts with sculptural form and wearable art. She knits intuitively, free hand and completely without patterns. The creative process is driven by an idea or a feeling, often drawing inspiration from the 1700th century, art, photography, film and fashion.
As she says « I look at everything, and I knit constantly, it’s like therapy »
Ann is currently exhibiting her knitted portable sculptures at the Vida museum in öland, Sweden.
The show is called « Barely Portable »