"The elephant is an animal that has featured in my paintings for over 10 years. They keep coming back to me, and I feel a strong connection to these animals ever since my time in South Africa and visits to Kreuger Park. I have donated several large original paintings that together brought more than SEK 200,000 for charity and saving the elephants. That is what I am most proud of in my work as an artist. That I can contribute to what is close to my heart. In 2023, I am planning a trip to Africa to meet them again in the wild and begin a collaboration with an organization in Africa.
Bamse is our cat's name and I became particularly fond of this elephant and therefore named him Bamse. I love how he goes into the paint and you have to stop to discover what other figures there are. Among other things, a face can be seen on the left in Bamse's ear. " - Karin Holmström about the work
Karin Holmström's figurative abstract painting, layer upon layer paintings with several dimensions are created. Often her experiences from real life are reflected, where elegant colors, shapes and light are important. Her pictures open up in a pleasant way for the viewers to search for the answers within themselves.
Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 100 x 80 cm