SOLO

exhibition

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Stabell

Sanna

UNITED STATES

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“I began painting on a whim, initially intending to start a new hobby that would allow me to expend some creative energy.”

A self-taught artist, Sanna Stabell draws her creative strength from a deep emotional base, channeling internal dialogue into expressive artwork that carries lightheartedness above a contemplative undercurrent.

The inherent roughness of the crocodiles is negated by the fact that they are wearing toe shoes and obviously enjoying their dance class! Maybe this is what they do when we are not looking.

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COMING SOON!

What started with inexpensive craft store paint on found materials (cardboard, scrap paper) transitioned rapidly through experimentation with multiple mediums and an eventual focus into acrylic, pastels, markers and other materials on canvas.

Falafel

Acrylic

$4,000

A little dog named Falafel and his rocket car, headed to a place called Anywhere But Here. However, he
is looking behind himself and not to the future, where his eyes should be.

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COMING SOON!

Sanna was born and raised in the United States, growing up in Minnesota and moving to Arizona as a teenager. In both locations, spending time in nature and with animals was an essential key to her happiness and has influenced her work, which often takes on a childlike aspect.

Art was simply a career and life path waiting to be discovered.

The rugged starkness of the Arizona desert has had a major impact on her creativity and aligns closely with the general theme of the artwork, which is finding beauty, life and emotion where it is sometimes least expected.

Every piece is allowed to develop a story of its own as the individual elements arise from the canvas, with no pre-conceived plot elements or framework. Often, this results in multiple layers of paint and images that hide beneath the finished product, forming building blocks that culminate in the visible artwork.

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COMING SOON!

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The genesis of Sanna’s creative process revolves around basic sketches and forms, which are filled out through a journey inward into pure emotional expression and then finalized with a reattachment of the rational mind. Every piece is allowed to develop a story of its own as the individual elements arise from the canvas, with no pre-conceived plot elements or framework. Often, this results in multiple layers of paint and images that hide beneath the finished product, forming building blocks that culminate in the visible artwork. In this way, the paintings themselves carry a depth of emotion that is unison with the internal path taking by Sanna on the creative journey.

Little Miss Milkshake looks dejected and lost in her brown world. Behind her is a rainbow poking
through the fog, which signals brighter days ahead even though she cannot see them coming.

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COMING SOON!

Sanna’s creative process is spontaneous and intense – each work exists as a window into her thought process and emotional center at the time of creation.

Sometimes when we package things in a different way they become more appealing. The fundamentals
do not change, but our perception can.

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COMING SOON!