LINN REBEKKA ÅMO
LINN REBEKKA ÅMO
My work is textile based, and the work process has several phases. To begin, I work spontaneously with drawing, collecting materials and cutting. In material selection, I don’t impose limitations but instead remain open. I work with repurposing textiles because of my interest in their history, and I’m also concerned with the environmental aspect of reusing materials. Working on my textile collages, I put together free-standing elements of colour, form and materials to make elaborate compositions with different textile qualities. I’m constantly gathering materials that may have small historical references, experiences – fragments of lived life. The themes of the works revolve around the discovery of nature, time and our abuse of nature. Still, the works are ambiguous and can be interpreted in many ways. I let myself be inspired by nature’s creatures and forms, and I allow this inspiration to take on new shapes in different fabrics.
Linn Rebekka Åmo (b. 1978 in Bodø, Norway) lives and work in Bodø. She studied at Bergen National Academy of the Arts and Trondheim Academy of Art (master’s degree, 2009). Åmo works mainly with textiles and appliqué techniques. Her art has been featured in group exhibitions such as Høstutstillingen in Oslo, Trøndelagsutstillingen, Den Nordnorske kunstutstilling, the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts’ Annual Craft Exhibition and the international art fair Cosmoscow in Moscow. Galleries and other institutions which have presented her works include Stormen Kulturhus in Bodø, Bodø kunstforening, Rake visningsrom and Babel in Trondheim.