More of Bella Lassons work can be found in Elbow Room Volume 10
Bella Larsson (b. Gabriela González Larsson, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish-Spanish fine art printmaker and installation artist who conveys ideas around materiality. Larsson has studied fine art, graphic arts and printmaking in Sweden, France and the United Kingdom. After obtaining a BA in the Artefact from Central St. Martins (2003) with the support of the Lions Award for Young Artists (2002), she appeared in a row of young creative publications, including CéCi magazine. The artist was also one of the subjects for the bestselling book, Fashion Market II (2006). Larsson obtained an M.A in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts (2014) and this is where she developed her deep engagement with the archaic praxis of wood engraving through a body of new work that firmly roots her practice within her nordic origin. She is currently living, writing, teaching, and producing work from London, the United Kingdom. Her work is included in private collections around the world as well as in notable public collections, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. With the imprint of the hand having a lasting and multilayered effect on her work the artist is associated with the DIY ethics of the 00’s and she is becoming increasingly affiliated with the contemporary resurgence of extinct crafts. Larsson’s work has been exhibited and published internationally in Sweden, Spain, UK, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. 2015 will see her join fellow wood engravers Peter S. Smith and Edwina Ellis in a joint London show. More information on her current work can be found on www.bellalarsson.com.