Camilla Engman is a Swedish artist and illustrator living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden. She studied Graphic Design at HDK School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University. Then studied painting for two years at the Dômen Artschool.
Engman is a mix-media artist whose artwork has been featured in galleries across Sweden and America. She has worked on children books, including Reisen written by Veronica Salinas, La fille verte written by Vincent Cuvellier and Troppo tardi written by Giovanna Zoboli.
In 2009 UPPERCASE published Suitcase Series: Camilla Engman. The 192-page book features artwork, sketches, photographs and artifacts. It also includes a mini booklet about Morran, Engman’s dog (with a big imagination).
Engman actually named her studio line after her little dog, Studio Morran. Morran’s life, and sad passing, also inspired The Morran Book Project. After Engman put the call out to artists, she was inundated with applications. The book which features photographs of Morran also features 77 illustrations by illustrators from all over the world.
I have a particular affinity to Engman’s paintings. They often feature straight-faced characters in sparse, yet whimsical, settings. She uses a dull palette, patchy tones, and subtle paint drips. All of which amalgamate to form off-the-wall, dry-humoured, artistry.