Artists Representation Worldwide
SWEDEN / INDONESIA
To talk about Ida Haag's art without trying to understand her mind is virtually impossible. In order for her to survive in the "normal" world she applies special mechanisms and fictional characters of herself. Some of these personas are from her parallel world, Ismanien. These characters are the ones you can see in her art. Her art speaks of identity, illusion, magic and nudity. The motifs conceals strong dramatic emotions often within deceptively endearing images.
Ida has a BA degree in Fine Arts from the University of East London, in Image & Form from Mälardalens University, in Photo & Image from Umeå University, in Art & Design from Ålsta College and a background as a photographer and jewelry designer. Ida has mostly exhibited abroad including London, Paris and Bordeaux. She lives and work in Enköping, Sweden and in Bali, Indonesia where she also stays and work a few months a year.
HOW IDA HAAG WORKS
Ida Haags studio has become her life. All that is within her facilitates needs to "get out". Ida describes it as she doesn't have a choice."My art is my survival" she says. To get control over her emotions she breaks them down and reconstructs them in her art, bit by bit, layer by layer.
The process to the final result can sometimes take up to a year. Each layer has its own story and state of mind. In real life we can not break down emotions but we are still trying to control them. "All the feelings we repress are always the ones that finally come up to the surface", she says.
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KENYA / UK
My art combines the vibrancy, and colour of Kenya where I grew up and the inner and outer journeys taken since. Artists Matisse, Monet, Modigliani, Boghossian and Schiele, captured my imagination and have influenced my art in different ways.
I approach art with curiosity, and continue to evolve my techniques and ideas using the mediums acrylic, pastels, ink, oil and spray paints and do not ascribe to any particular art style but draw on various motivations.
For me, my art is an expression of my inner thoughts that may be difficult to articulate in words, paintings that arouse deep emotions, a reminder of the transient nature of our world, but also pleasant, soothing and present.
The outer journeys that I have made to various places, are subject matters of my work.
"Art must continue to evolve to be relevant and evocative"
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