Undercurrents - Camilla Engstrom

November 25, 2022 / January 6, 2023

Undercurrents

Camilla Engström

81 Tri Mit Road
Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok,Thailand
Wednesday – Sunday, 11AM – 8PM

Over the Influence Bangkok is pleased to present Undercurrents, an exhibition of 16 paintings by Camilla Engström. This is the first time the artist has shown in Thailand.

Camilla Engström paints the seasons. In the summer her work is exuberant and cheerful, demonstrative of a spirit embracing the exterior world, overflowing with abundance and energy. In winter, the artist says she goes inward. She hibernates. Her usual technicolor palette cools, her sun is eclipsed by a moon, and the energy slows to a near stillness. Or least that’s how it appears on surface. But beneath the visage of darkness, and stasis, new life and revelations continues to burn brightly. Undercurrents explore the profound transformation that occurs beneath the surface of the earth, and the human body, during times of perceived stillness and rest. A theme that mirrors the artist’s own practice, who during her blue (and emerald green) period, generated sixteen paintings capable of capturing the whole of the human condition in chromatic luminosity.

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Camilla Engström

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Camilla Engström’s practice encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and poetry. She explores autobiographical topics through humor, surrealistic landscapes, and figurative expression. Based on real life experiences and often portraying her alter-ego Husa, Engström uses her work as a diary and outlet for processing life’s events. Husa is confident, gender-bending, amorphous character who offers a humorous take on the issues face by the millennial generation.

Engström’s work is influenced by popular culture, sitcoms and iconic female artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Marie-Louise Ekman.

Born 1989 Örebro, Sweden, Engström is a self-taught painter. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Los Angeles, CA, USA and New York, NY, USA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA.