La Bohème

La Bohème is a creative chaos, a newly started old soul. Lotten is the artist behind the chaos, working with art in all shapes and forms - illustrations, handicrafts, collages, jewelry design and fiber art.

For the founder of La Bohème, art has been a part of her since childhood. In high school she studied art and design, and went on to study international relations and global development at university. During her final year she received a scholarship to write her thesis in Zanzibar, east Africa. However, while writing her thesis, she found herself visiting the local gallery almost daily. She studied shape, colors, light, shade and social structures, and was captivated. After returning to Sweden she started La Bohème – sentimental, spinning, romantic and naive longing, for something beyond logics

La Bohème has an overwhelming fondness for dismantling - to take apart, dissect, rephrase, reclaim, assemble and revalue. In life as well as in art. This is a reoccurring theme, regardless the project. Just the thought of ready to use kits, preset courses and guidelines suppresses her creativity. Presented here is the collage serie Heroine which illustrates this process; used items have been reused in order to create new expressions. What we need to create is around us, beside us.

La Bohème