Sandra Hultsved is an artist living and working in Sweden. The Swedish landscape, especially the forest of Värmland where Sandra grew up, have a big influence on her work. Dark forests, mysterious creatures and ghostlike muses grace Sandra’s work, often in all black and grey colors with a subtle touch of color every now and then. Sandra on her inspiration:
“The real dark place for me is the reality, there’s too much crap in this world and sometimes I can’t take no more. Therefor I flee into my own fairytale world and to my art, then I can endure a little bit longer. Art has always been my form of therapy and the only true way for me to express my inner feelings.”
I love the melancholy in Sandra’s work; her pieces look like illustrations from a children’s book that you should never read to your kids ‘cause they’d be terrified. The loneliness, sadness and mystery of a dark forest is something that just never bores me, especially when it’s portrayed in such a wonderful way as Sandra does.
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