with eyes for the unseen
AN summer 2014, J A
Annika Wingårdh held her
exhibition in Marstrand on the west coast of Sweden this spring
after a succesful show in Borås. Her photo art was a sort
of revolution in photo art when she first appeared on the art
scene some years ago. Her photos Frozen Moments were inspired
of the unglamouros but so, she found, very interesting hulls
of leasure boats; saling- and motorboats.
It began when she went with the
family boat up the river Säveån east of Gothenburg.
Annika Wingårdh , who is a well known art director and
graphic designer, happen to be seated at the wharff and then
she got mesmerized by the botton of the boats that were on land
in the autumn and lying there waiting for the summertime.
The art by Annika Wingaårdh
consists of the fascinating pictures that met her eyes, phantasie
and camera. She has then taken pictures at many small boat wharfs
and the last two years the art has been more connected to feelings
and thoughts that really captivate the spectator.
The artwork begin in her camera
and go on in Photo Shop.
- But I dont change the
colors in the pirctures. And don´t paint in them, I only
augment. The best outdoor light to catch pictures is in autum,
in oktober, so most of the photos are from the glimmering autumn
The hulls of the boats have a lot
to tell, but nobody have seen that before. For Annika Wingårdh
the hulls are time children. Moments of something rolled by the
see and the boat owners painting.
Text and photo: Jeanette Axvi ©