The work "Pink reflections" was the front motif for Karin Broos large exhibition at Waldemarsudde 10 October 2015 – 21 February 2016, which included around 70 paintings from the period 2008-2015.
Through Karin Broos (b. 1950 in Uppsala) paintings, water runs like a sparkling lifeblood with both seductive beauty and undercurrents of melancholy and darkness. Her works are almost photorealistic depictions of young female figures in everyday situations with an enormous emotional charge and depth. In Broos motifs, there is often a charged ambiguous thoughtfulness between the model and the surrounding sparkling water in which the woman floats, stands, sits or looks down. The motifs are often taken from Värmland with lake Fryken and the deep forests around.
The atmosphere in Karin Broos paintings has art-historical parallels to the 17th-century Dutch painters Vermeer's and Pieter de Hooch's works of women reading letters. But the frozen moments are also reminiscent of Edward Hopper's charged but still depictions of everyday situations.
Karin Broos is educated at the Royal Art Academy in s'Hertogenbosch in Holland and has lived and worked as an artist in Värmland since 1975.
Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 140 x 90 cm