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Foxy Ladies

Fem Femme FatalesPosted by myra sjöberg Thu, October 18, 2012 19:15:58


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Bloody Delicious!

Fem Femme FatalesPosted by myra sjöberg Wed, October 17, 2012 11:58:46




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Leda and the Swan

Fem Femme FatalesPosted by myra sjöberg Mon, October 15, 2012 01:36:43
Here's a look at my latest painting.
It's my version of the classic story of Leda and the Swan from Greek mythology. In the story Zeus seduces the young woman Leda in the guise of a swan with juicy consequences:-)

The photos are not of the best quality because I only had my own little camera at disposal, and my studio is in a basement, but if you click on each image you will be able to see it on my Flikr page in a larger scale.











In the following days I will post more pictures of the new paintings. And I am happy to announce that I will be a part of a group exhibition at gallery Wolfsen in Aalborg, Denmark from the 3rd to the 24th of November. Wolfsen's website: http://www.galeriewolfsen.dk

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The Opening

Exhibition in SkagenPosted by myra sjöberg Sat, May 26, 2012 14:07:53


Yesterday was the big opening day of the exhibition "Tilbage til Skagen".
Here are some photos from the event, if you happened to miss it.
Pink Clouded Mind by Louise Birch


Untitled piece by Louise Birch
Same piece viewed from behind. Suddenly it takes on a whole new meaning.

Artwork by Kræsten Ankerstjerne Aavang

Dark Clouded Mind by Louise Birch and in the background artwork by Kræsten Ankerstjerne Aavang


My proud mom in the foreground.

My dad and kid brother.

Minerva and Pink Clouded Mind. I thought the two pieces worked really well together. Out to the side you can see some of Kræsten's work as well.






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Arachne

Exhibition in SkagenPosted by myra sjöberg Thu, May 24, 2012 11:36:30

In the spirit of my Greek Mythological theme I also wanted to do a portrait of Arachne. She was a young mortal woman who challenged Athena to a contest in weaving. Actually she won the challenge - but you should never set yourself up against the gods. Athena was so angry and envious of the young mortals success that she destroyed her work and turned Arachne into a spider.
I wanted to portray a sense of defiance in my painting of Arachne. She is young and beautiful, but also proud. The story is the perfect example of Hubris-Nemesis.
Its actually a little interesting that I've used the same model for my paintings of both Arachne and Minerva/Athena. In a way you could view this as a symbol in itself. We all have det mortal and the divine within ourselves, and sometimes there is a struggle for control.

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Echo

Exhibition in SkagenPosted by myra sjöberg Wed, May 23, 2012 11:10:10

Echo was a Greek nymph who was fatally in love with the handsome youth Narcissus. He didn't return her love and in her sorrow she spent the rest of her days crying in lonely forest glens until all that was left of her was her voice.
Ironically Narcissus later met his end when he fell in love with his own reflection in a still pool of water. In some versions he wastes away until all that is left is a flower, the first Narcissi. In other versions he either drowns when he tries to embrace his own reflection or kills himself when he realizes his mistake.
As you can see I have only covered parts of the canvas and left others unpainted. To me, this was a simple way of showing Echo's fate. Only a faint outline of her form is left and the most prominent feature are the jagged red abstract forms which represent her voice and the pain that she feels.


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A Closer Look

Exhibition in SkagenPosted by myra sjöberg Tue, May 22, 2012 15:18:10
At this moment we're just a few days away from the exhibition in Skagen.
Here´s some information if you would like to attend the opening.
It all starts Friday the 25 of May at Kappelborg, which is the new culture center in Skagen.
Here's a link with some more information:
www.kappelborgskagen.dk

The opening will start at 16.00 pm and continue until 18.00 pm

If you are unable to attend - don't worry, the exhibition will continue all summer until the 15 th of August. And I will post photos off it all, right here on the blog.


I know that the pictures I have previously posted on this blog have been very small, but I'll try to make up for that now.
In the following days you will be able to see each picture that I post here in a larger size on Flikr. Simply click on the picture on this page and you will be directly transported to a larger version on Flikr. Everyday in this week you will be able to see each picture in a bigger and better version. I will also write a little piece about each painting, the inspiration for it and whatever thoughts I might have about it.
We will start with the main motif for the exhibition: Minerva

Minerva - or Athena as she is known in Greek mythology, is the goddess of wisdom, poetry, crafts, magic and medicine. She is often portrayed with her sacred owl, which is a symbol of her wisdom.
To me she has always been a very strong character. If you see a painting or a sculpture of her, she usually has her armour on. As Athena, she is the protector of Athens ( the Greek capitol which is named after her), and she is the goddess of heroic endeavour. You could say she is a kind of superhero.
I wanted to make a picture of her which addressed the mystical aspects of her divinity. A painting in which we don't see all of her - because we will never fully comprehend divinity. It is not something which is meant to be understood, it is meant to be felt. In a way you could say that I wanted to capture a feeling. A brief moment outside of time.

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Exhibition in Skagen

Exhibition in SkagenPosted by myra sjöberg Mon, April 30, 2012 00:36:06
On friday the 25th of May you will be able to view these paintings at an all new exhibition in Skagen...











In the following weeks I will update this blog with news about the exhibition and more details about each painting.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment below or write me an email at: myraiss@hotmail.com

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