Agneta E Hildén, from Sweden, talks to us about her life and works.
Please describe your artwork style
Its an kind of contemporary art that is expressive Its a colourful palette. It has its origin in outsider art.
What’s your background?
I was born in Gavle, but the family moved soon to Stockholm the Capital. As a young girl I was an gymnast. I learned how female could express themselves in movement in body and soul; that’s what I also work with in my art today -Female expression.
I studied architecture and art in Stockholm and Paris. It was in Paris I started my 2 main studies in life, LA Modulor and ODD Realism in the middle of the 80th LA Modulor is inspired by LECorbusiers study LE Modulor but I have a female point of view. It's about measure, grammar in architecture.
ODD Realism is about painting the same view over the years, about painting landscape and nature but it's also about communication and how human nature, people, can connect over the world
How long have you been an artist?
I draw and paint a lot as a child but have been educated for 30 years.
Who or what are your biggest influences?
Its absolutely Jackson Pollock and the Swedish outsider painter Erland Cullberg. They are very different but they both influence me a lot.
How have you developed your career?
I have been working with my studies a lot. As a young artist I wasn’t interested in showing my art in galleries I was just interested in developing my studies, LA Modulor and ODD Realism. Nowadays I show and sell my art on the net, have exhibitions in different countries and have got many awards for my work with art and architecture.
Which current art world trends are you following?
I think you have to be careful with global trends. There is a large mainstream today in influences but I am always interested in different colourful art, how a color meets another color.
Where do you create your work?
I have a studio not far from where I live in the Stockholm archipelago It’s a wonderful place and my second home.
What do you feel is the role of the artist in society?
I think an artist would have a good perspective of the future in our society. They would have insights about the future we have in common and they should communicate that in their art. That’s My personal way of looking at the artist role.
What techniques / mediums do you use?
Acrylic on canvas and mixed media in digital images.
Which is more important to you, the subject of your painting, or the way it is executed?
I think both are important, that is something that should follow each other in your work.
How do you feel when you are letting your emotions loose on the canvas?
I totally relax in my whole body and soul.
What project are you working on now?
I work with some larger paintings for my main studies. To work in a larger scale I also work with Mixed Media in Digital Images with AR, an Augmented Reality project.
Any current or up-coming exhibitions?
I will be in a new magazine in Chelsea on Manhattan, https://www.10011mag.com/ and I will also sell and show my new artworks there online. It's a very interesting new homepage and magazine in art-world global.
Where do you find your ideas for your work?
In nature and in my inner world.
How do you know when a work is finished?
It’s a typical kind of feeling in my body. Always the same.