Superwoman

450.00

2019
Acrylic on paper
Unique piece
40 x 30 cm

Only 1 left in stock

lasse skarbovik

LASSE SKARBÖVIK (Norway, 1966)

Though born in Norway, Lasse Skarbövik has lived in Stockholm since he graduated from the Berghs School of Communication. He is one of the founders of Stockholm Illustration, but for years he has worked as a freelance artist for clients around the world.

In addition to his illustration work, he has produced several murals and outdoor and indoor projects and designed patterns for different textile collections. His client list includes such prominent names as The New YorkerBusinessWeek, IKEA, Time magazine, The New York TimesThe EconomistFinancial TimesChicago TribuneBoston GlobeHarvard Business Magazine, Viskaform, The IndependentCA MagazineYale Magazine, Waitrose UK, Le Mondeand Upbeat-UK.

His work has been recognised with distinctions and featured in publications across the globe, including American Illustration3×3 AnnualPrint MagazineCommunication Arts, Association of Illustrators AnnualImages UKApplied Arts Illustration Show, and the HOW Magazine International Design Awards.

Skarbövik’s creative style borders on formal abstraction, and the human figure—or part of it—is present in his work, but in a playful, almost mocking way that shows how the artist laughs at himself and the human condition in general.

 

Description

The notion of the essence of evil being manifested in the female form is as old as history itself. From Eve, who stands accused of ruining what could have been an eternal idyllic existence or Pandora, custodian of a box that contained all the evils of humanity that she just couldn’t help herself but to open in order to spread those ills across the world. That could be considered mean. Or just plain bad. As Lux Interior of The Cramps once warned us “All Women Are Bad”.

There are no more mean gods or humans portrayed in popular culture and beyond than the female of the species. The bad girl is engraved in the consciousness as myth and continues to be represented by combining fear and terror with fascination and attraction.

La Fiambrera celebrates its FIFTH anniversary and the arrival of 2020 with a traditional annual group show that celebrates the bad girl. Thirty international artists bring together the strongest , most feared, most hated yet cool characters that inhabit this universe. Some well known meanies such as Maleficent, Bette Davis, Cruella DeVille and The Queen of Hearts rub evil shoulders with new figures created specifically for this special occasion by the twisted minds of their creators.

Roll up and feast your eyes on these dangerous but captivating dames. You know you want to.