Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Paintings by American artist Eric Thor Sandberg (Erik Thor Sandberg) is a wonderful example of surreal grotesque. In his works there is a pronounced personification of human stupidity, as in the paintings of Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch. The main characters of paintings Sandberg — women who closed in his inner world. They are strange, sometimes unnatural positions and are busy with unusual things. (Caution! Nude).

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Erik Thor Sandberg was born in 1975 in Quantico, Virginia, USA. In the artist's life, a significant place was occupied by his father, strongly encouraged their son's interest in painting. Interesting, but Sandburg began writing his grotesque paintings after his father's death. The loss of a dear person changed the artist's view on life in his work began to address the feeling of powerlessness in the face of death.

When the audience or the experts ask the author to give a description of the works, Eric jokes, different ways of formulating the same thought:

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

The main theme of the works of Sandberg, he said, is virtue, Vice and vanity. On one canvas of the artist easy to get along beauty and ugliness, good and evil, passion and detachment. Many believe that the main value of works of the master that everyone can interpret the story the way he wants and apparently every explanation is correct.

Paintings by Erik Thor Sandberg makes people think. In galleries where are exhibited works of the American surrealist, often you can see people going back to some again and again. It seems this is one of the important indications that the artist "got through" to viewers and showed him that makes you think.

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Surrealist Erik Thor Sandberg: balancing on the turn of Vice and virtue

Work Sandberg leave a feeling of anxiety, but this emotion is understandable, as the master plays on the subconscious. Much more unusual sense cause paintings of Nicoletta of Ceccoli that a cursory look like children's illustrations, but a careful study inspire horror and sense of hopelessness.

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