PETRA BÖRNER EXHIBITING AT PORTEFOIN, PARIS by Petra Borner

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Petra Börner ceramics are available in Paris for the first time at Portefoin in the Marais. Curated by Pierre P Marchal and Manon Prothon, a small selection of her figurenes are now exhibited in a group show during the month of December.

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PETRA BÖRNER

JEANNE BERBINAU AUBRY

AMIR SMOLNIK

KATRIN BACKES

KITO MUNUZ

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PORTEFOIN

5 rue Portefoin , 75003 Paris

Open: Tuesday - Saturday 13-20.00 / Sunday 10-15.00

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PETRA BÖRNER & CARVEN by Petra Borner

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Petra Börner was commissioned by Carven to reinterpret key jewellery pieces for the Resort 2018 collection. The collection is now available on www.carven.com and at Carven flagship store 13 rue de Grenelle, Paris VII. More here.

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PETRA BÖRNER & HER LINE by Petra Borner

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Petra Börner created a series of Bathers, now featuring in a collaboration with the Australian women's range, Her Line. Created for the modern woman, the label was founded by Tuyen Nguyen and Michael Lim in 2014, has since expanded its signature swim range to include ready-to-wear. 

Drawn to her unique style, they commissioned Petra Börner to design a series of illustrations to be gifted as A2-sized artwork prints for purchases made exclusively through our website. The result – nostalgically captured moments of summers spent in the Swedish archipelago, and on warmer European coastlines, through her signature lines using pencil, ink and acrylic on paper.

Her Line spoke with Petra to learn about her work, her inspiration behind the collaboration, and what it means to be a woman. 'Making art is what helps me to process my thoughts, fears, excitement and it’s a natural part of my daily life. Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed drawing, painting and making things.' Read more.

Wallpaper* writes about the project here.

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PETRA BÖRNER ZOOM PRINTS by Petra Borner

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ZOOM

A new collection of prints, Zoom, is now available exclusively in the SHOP. The near abstracted botanical scenes transform into vibrant blocks of colour, in these soft focus, prints, featuring bold crops of the most popular cut paper artwork; Red Autumn, Botanics Neon and Yellow Myrtle

Autumn Red Zoom feature a squash pod and foliage in bright red and blue hues, contrasting the warmth of the background in this autumnal feast. In Botanics Neon Zoom, we are drawn close into a buzzing botanical world of exuberant vines.  Finally, Yellow Myrtle Zoom, is inspired by the language of flowers and celebrates love and friendships.

Our printing studio is a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild as well as a Hahnemühle Certified Studio. All artworks are printed onto the finest digital, Museum grade Fine Art Hahnemühle paper.

A print is a unique gift for your family and friends or an elegant new addition to your home. 

SHOP PRINTS

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PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & SPELL by Petra Borner

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SPELL

Petra Börner was commissioned by Kew Gardens to create an artwork celebrating the new Autumn season. Spell is inspired by the powerful energies at work in nature at the end of summer when new forces take charge and bring us its exuberant colour display. The artwork was originally cut in layers of paper and maintaining the textures and depth of the artwork it was translated into a print in a limited edition.

Spell feature as a limited edition print celebrating the Autumn season at Kew Gardens. Inspired by ferns, one of the oldest plants ever recorded. Ferns have poetic and spiritual significance, it's said to uncoil magical properties and to cast spells. Covering the ground, hiding or sheltering the elements below, its movements in the Autumn breeze, a slow dance accompanying the sound of the trees.

Spell is now available exclusively in Kew Gardens stores and online here.

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PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & SPRING by Petra Borner

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SPRING: A FOLIO ANTHOLOGY

Spring is the third book in a series illustrated by Petra Börner, published by The Folio Society in celebration of our four seasons.

Responding to words edited by Sue Bradbury, illustrated themes of spring accompany the poems throughout the pages.

Bright blocks of crocuses and tulips feature on the cover, the artwork created in Petra's bold signature style then capture the burst of energy of the spring season in a fresh, palette of greens inside the pages.

The collaboration with Folio Society continues.

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Photos - The Folio Society 2017

Photos - The Folio Society 2017

NUDE IN PAN & THE DREAM MAGAZINE by Petra Borner

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Petra Börner have contributed a series of new work to the first Edition of Pan & The Dream Magazine, The Emperor's New Clothes.

Sensual and elegant, Pan & The Dream’s first volume concerns itself with the naked form.
 
It is not nudity in and of itself that is interesting, but rather the context and the message which the image carries. Each artist portrays the nude differently, however they all respond to the question of nudity in art and its suppression in the mediatized world.  

With a foreword by Nick Knight and perspectives from over 60 artists, it is evident that there is no definitive way to interpret a nude.

Get your copy of Pan & the Dream Magazine here

Florence Andoka writes about Pan & The Dream Magazine, Issue Nr 1 in lacritique.org.

"Pan & The Dream Magazine leaves above all room for the image, whether chic, vulgar, exciting, melancholic, hand-made or virtuoso, so we can easily imagine the time it took for the team to survey the galleries, journals, instagrams of the globalized world. It is about artists with a link to fashion, but not only. The drawn, photographed and painted bodies are not only an ideal to diffuse but rather a field of multiple explorations. There are Petra Börner's loving bodies, turgid and hairy in the center, the languid bodies in the seaside rest of Stephen DiRado, the heavy and ceruse bodies of Nadav Kander, the pink bodies of Nickie Zimmov, Brad Bealmer and Colette Saint Yves." Read more

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Photos - Paul Belford 2017

Photos - Paul Belford 2017

Cover artwork by Isabel Reitemeyer

Cover artwork by Isabel Reitemeyer

PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & THE PLANT MESSIAH by Petra Borner

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THE PLANT MESSIAH

The cover artwork for The Plant Messiah, by Carlos Magdalena, was created in layers of paper and captures a tropical scene in search for the very rare plants still waiting to be discovered or brought back from extinction.

The collaboration on the 'Magdalena' pattern and book jacket marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration between Petra and Kew Gardens, more will be revealed this Autumn.

Carlos Magdalena is Botanical Horticulturist in the Tropical Nursery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an international lecturer, and Chairman of the International Waterlily & Water Gardens Society. He is renowned for his unique skills as a plant propagator who is saving the world's rarest plants.

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PETRA BÖRNER AT FIGAF by Petra Borner

 

PETRA BÖRNER & THE FASHION ILLUSTRATION GALLERY 

Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017

Original Petra Börner work will be available during the Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair (Edition 2)

The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UU         

Opening Times 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

Also participating: Helen Bullock, Gill Button, Amelie Hegardt, Velwyn, Blair Breitenstein, Monique Baumann, David Downton, Frida Wannerberger, Rosie Mc Guinness, Richard Haines, Cecilia Carlstedt, Stephene Manel, Annabel Briens, Cary Kwok, Tanya Ling and Luke Edward Hall

See you there!

www.fashionillustrationgallery.com

www.vogue.co.uk

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PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & MIRTO by Petra Borner

MIRTO

I'm very excited to present Mirto, the new homeware collection I have produced in collaboration with Made.

The artworks for the collection were created in my own style, which have been cropped into to create a bold and vibrant mood for Spring/ Summer '17. The textile range feature almost abstracted floral patterns and colour blocks on cushions and a rug, in this new collaboration with Made.com.

The collection has a tactile quality and a lush depth, mirroring the original artworks with it's presence of the hand made. The materials are strong and durable, using traditional printing screen printing methods, staying true to the essence of the original design. The artworks were initially cut in layers of paper, using scalpel and then rendered into appropriate media for screen-printing and tufting techniques.

'When we try new trends, we like to go for it. We wanted floral patterns for our cushions but not the small, quaint kind. We went large - courtesy of Swedish designer Petra Börner. Petra designed this collection with bold, abstract patterns - that’s her signature style. She created a floral pattern and zoomed right into it, so that every detail is magnified.' Made

Mirto is now available in store and online here.

Images ©MADE

Images ©MADE

PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & VENUS by Petra Borner

VENUS

Petra Börner will be showcasing original artwork Venus in The Hothouse, a group exhibition featuring works inspired by a love of all things verdant in Unlimited, Brighton.

The event will feature artwork and design by Lucie Sheridan, Kitty McCall, Touching Elbows, Hvass & Hannibal, Severine Dietrich, Tom Abiss Smith, Jessica Ford, Atelier Stella and Lenneke Wispelwey 1-31 May 2017.

Venus is inspired by the Orchid season at Kew Gardens and is cut in layers of paper. It is also available as a print in a limited edition.

PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & GRUPPEN by Petra Borner

GRUPPEN

Petra Börner creates the artwork for the book cover of Gruppen, the Swedish edition of Mary McCarthy's classic novel. Cut in layers of paper the illustration capture the daisy- chain intrigues between the characters set within an abstracted city-scape. 

When the novel was first published in 1963, The Group rapidly became a book that everyone read without wanting to admit it. Its frank descriptions of sex, contraception and breast-feeding as they affected a group of eight female graduates in 1930s America caused such a scandal that the novel was banned in Australia as an offence to public morals.

Cover Design by Daniel Sandström, Published by Albert Bonniers Förlag

PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & FIGS by Petra Borner

FIGS

Petra Börner created the artwork for the first Swedish editions collecting Edward St Aubyn's series of five classic novels. The motif of the figs, featuring on the covers represent the emerging, developing and ongoing struggle central to the life of the main character, Patrick Melrose's. The figs first appear in dark tones and brighten into more hopeful hues on the second volume.

Cover Design by Daniel Sandström, Published by Albert Bonniers Förlag

Figs is available as a print in a Limited Edition.

PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & JOCASTA by Petra Borner

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JOCASTA

Petra Börner Illustrates the book cover for Children of Jocasta, inspired by greek mythology the illustration is created in lush colours, boldly cut in layers of paper. In Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes reimagines the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of two of the women who have often been overlooked; retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story.

Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband. Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.

Cover design by Ami Smithson, Published by panmacmillan