Åsa Christensson is a Swedish jewellery artist, born 1981 in Luleå, Sweden. She graduated from HDK School of Design and Crafts in 2008 and is currently living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Åsa does artistic jewellery work as well as traditional goldsmithing, and is a member of the artist group Hnoss Initiative. Åsa has recieved several grants, among them the two-year working grant of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee in 2019 and 2012.
My artistic work is a way for me to understand things. I’m curious of the world and any kind of exploring or means to make sense of it all. I guess that’s why I’m drawn to science. In many aspects I let scientific discoveries explain my surroundings. I rely on them like translations into understandable words. As much as I enjoy the structured rules of scientific work, I’m equally fascinated by what lies beyond the realm of science. Things that aren’t visible, touchable or can’t be maesured. In some ways these contradictive views don’t seem too far apart. Groundbreaking theories can be just as strange and unimaginable to me, far out of reach and impossible to grasp.
I create abstract portrays of sorts, like images reminicent of things I have never seen. The works are expressions of a process, to accept, to question, to understand and to find my own view of reality.
– Åsa Christensson
Space images by Hubble Space Telescope.
Ackknowledgements: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Judy Schmidt and A.Zezas (CfA), A.Filippenko (US Berkley),Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA) & O.Fox (UC, Berkeley)