Berit Lodhammar

Solna (Stockholm), Sweden

Painting came late into my life. Having been engrossed in words as a literary historian and teacher for nearly 40 years, I suddenly felt a strong need to change my means of expression.

An artistic picture should speak–in much the same way as music–independent of any literary context, without “representing” anything. This approach demands a complete command of techniques, and it takes dozens of years to learn and to master this language. There is no time for this anymore. But as a self-taught pensioner, I can indulge in a more relaxed attitude. Trying to convey thoughts and feelings with colour and form makes me feel satisfied, even if the expression lacks precision. And every now and then the tone can ring true and pure.

Artist's Statement concerning the theme of the present exhibition.

War–the ultimate violence against women and children!

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