THE STORY BEHIND MY ART: “DADDY’S SECRET”

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I painted “Daddy’s Secret” in 2007. It is painted with acrylics on canvas and measures 50 x 50 cm. I made it for an art show in Hamburg, Germany – Don’t Wake Daddy II that I was part of in the end of the same year. I tried to play with the ‘Daddy’ theme but I wanted to make it less obvious, more ambiguous and mysterious. 

Work in progress:

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I was inspired by old stories about witches and how they use objects, relics or animals as muses, things that makes them powerful and how their power are connected to something outside themselves, but at the same time, as part of themselves. I found it fascinating.

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The painting was sold even before the opening of the group show “Don’t Wake Daddy II” at Feinkunst Krüger in Hamburg. It was a great success at the show and it was my debut painting in the context of the lowbrow and pop-surrealism community.

The painting is featured in many international art magazines and art books.

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And here’s a cool tattoo based on my artwork (on a swedish man’s arm):

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And Daddy’s Secret has even had some fan art imitations:

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It is one of my favorite paintings I’ve ever done.

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