The animal/human hybrids of Katharina Stenbeck

I’m a Swedish artist based in Los Angeles. With a background in theater, music and performance, I came to painting after having experimented with installation art for many years. As a painter, I channel my creativity into vibrant pieces often inspired by the human condition, the body, how we relate to ourselves and to each other, as well as the animals around us. I’m fascinated by the mysticism and tradition of our connection to nature. Plants, trees, animals, fruits and vegetables often take on strong symbolic meaning in my work, and the iconography of my paintings can echo influences drawn from bygone depictions of saints and deities. I have a strong appreciation for folk art and illustration, often incorporating elements of these artforms in my paintings, meshing flatness with texture and marrying linearity with volatility in one and the same piece. ~Katharina Stenbeck

Find me at www.katharinastenbeck.com, visit my print shop at www.katharinastenbeck.bigcartel.com and join me on Instagram @katharinastenbeck.

Katharina, 8/11/15, 10:14 AM, 8C, 7726x7769 (743+3724), 150%, FourLightRepro, 1/15 s, R34.4, G26.1, B41.8

Katharina, 8/10/15, 4:54 PM, 8C, 7744x7725 (738+2825), 150%, FourLightRepro, 1/15 s, R34.4, G26.1, B41.8

Bluebird CharlieThePig Checkered-Beagle

Katharina, 8/10/15, 4:06 PM, 8C, 7744x11527 (738+192), 150%, FourLightRepro, 1/15 s, R34.4, G26.1, B41.8

Katharina, 8/10/15, 4:36 PM, 8C, 7744x11527 (738+149), 150%, FourLightRepro, 1/15 s, R34.4, G26.1, B41.8

Tito-The-Tiger