This August, Stockholm will be the host city for Europride 2018. Europride House which will be at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern will house festivities, talks and live concerts. Brandy Kraft will host an artist talk at Europride House on August 1st at kl 15-15:45. She will debut her "Rainbow Hybrid" which was created specifically for Pride and explain the symbolism behind each carefully considered petal and how it relates to the themes and core values of the Pride message.
Guest Star Artist at Daniel Raphael Art's, "Anthophile" Group Exhibition
Brandy Kraft will debut two hybrid paintings in the floral themed group exhibition at Daniel Raphael Art in London on May 15th.
"Anthophile" brings together a group of twelve international artists who employ the use of botanicals to explore their own vanitas. The show seeks to re-examine still life's associations to mortality, materialism and spirituality and its role as a tool which adds commentary to a range of contemporary issues.
Private View: Tuesday 15th May, 5:30 - 8pm
Show runs: 15th - 31st May 2018
Hybrid Flower Prints at Hornstulls Bibliotek
Kraft will exhibit a series of paper prints at the public library in Hornstull on Södermalm in Stockholm, May 5- 31. The exhibition runs in correlation with Luma Library in Hammarby which will simultaneously feature digitally projected imagery of the hybrid series on its walls.
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Scandic Malmen
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