Hibrid Madness

Sandy Skoglund

Looking at the images that the American artist Sandy Skoglund has developed since the late seventies to the present, you enter a wonderful and disturbing world, where enchantment and anxiety, aspects of everyday life and fairy tales’ ones meet together.
To define her works is a significant problem: they are sculptures or installations, or photographs of installations and sculptures? Is it true what her pictures show us? Definitely yes, but not in the sense that we usually understood: it is rather a True Fiction. In fact, nothing is manipulated with photoshop and everything shows itself for what it really is. She creates them by herself, detail after detail, his design.
“People often ask me why I did not realize my images by computer: it would change the meaning. Yo know that what we look really existes, change our perception of the image. Think of the Hollywood film: if we know that the background is built by computer, our experience of the scene changes;  an image built electronically is perceived in a different way than a photographed image. I am not against the computer as a tool, but, especially for my work, the mirror image of the installation has a crucial value” the artist says about his work.
Sandy Skoglund is an artist internationally recognized, and she ehibites her works in major museums around the world.

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