Artist Statement

If you look up the word Uncanny in Wikipedia, you’re welcomed by the following text:

The Uncanny is a  concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar.

I like the uncertainty of not being able to trust what you see and that uncomfortable feeling of understanding everything and nothing at the same time. When something is familiar and strange or real and unreal simultaneously, you have to think twice and I love that second thought because that’s usually when things become interesting, you start feeling the art as well as seeing the art. And it’s thanks to that second thought that the same artwork can make some people smile and laugh while others get angry. The way we react to (everything) art is based on our own emotions, our own experiences and our individual opinions and there is no way for an artist to predict or ask for one specific reaction. And this is what I love with art, when the artist is done the beholders take over and that way an artwork never stops evolving.

– Karin Eklund, (b. 1985, Sweden)

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