A Midsummer Night's Dream at Scandic Malmen - Brandy Kraft - Contemporary Realist Art
Contemporary Realist Art

Brandy Kraft

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Scandic Malmen

Cajsa with hybrid under pillowOil on paper 23 x 30cm 2017 Custom floating frame in oak

Artist Brandy Kraft is debuting a series of photo-realistic oil paintings based on the beauty and frivolity Swedish tradition.

Kraft explains, "In my new midsummer hybrid wildflowers series I dive into the world of Swedish folklore and draw upon the traditional midsummer folk myth of the wildflowers and wonder- Why are we still telling little girls to dream of whom they will marry?”

"Throughout the series I explore the notions of this folkloric custom by setting it in a modern day context. It touches on themes of tradition and sexuality and calls into question the subtle underlying themes woven tightly into the fabric of society. The newly created hybrid wildflowers are my response to the beauty yet absurdity of this tradition.”

“The wildflowers are constructed from seven different species of wild flora that can be found in bloom in Sweden at the time of midsummer. I physically “marry” the different petals into a completely new hybrid wildflower," says Kraft.

Paintings on display



Each original oil painting is available for purchase directly through the artist.
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Date & Location

Vernissage April 5th 17:30-19:30
April 5th 2018 - June 30th 2018

Scandic Malmen, Cocktail Bar
Götgatan 49-51 Stockholm, Sweden