|Anna Kryvoruchko´s ink drawing.|
While many of the students are clearly very gifted, there were very few works that really made an impression, I thought. My favourite is probably this doodle-like ink drawing, washed with coffee (which makes such a wonderful sepia colour, I think): "Jag drömmer efter sagorna mor läste för mig" (= My dreams, inspired by the fairytales my mother read to me) by Anna Kryvoruchko. You can see more of her stuff here. It has an emotional energy that I like very much, and a lot of contrast, which I am always drawn to. Unfortunately, it was mounted behind glass and hung across from a window, making it very difficult to photograph without getting a glaring reflection obscuring the image. This is the best I could do.
the cooperative Studio 31.
I very much like this watercolour by Sanna Annala, "Jullov" (= Christmas holidays). I image it is the mother after two weeks of having the kids in the house with new toys. It has true feeling in it, I think, real vitality.
Only two works were in-your-face political, I thought: a painting by Felix Holmström commenting on the housing shortage (which is becoming acute and troubling, actually) and Joakim Hegsund´s painting "Ukraina". Of course, I totally forgot to snap both of them, but hopefully the links work (both were featured in the local press).