Sara-Vide Ericson graduated from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Art a few years ago and was soon picked up by the prestigious Galleri Magnus Karlsson, in Stockholm, where her first solo exhibition sold out before even opening.
She has all the qualities of a rising art star. She’s gorgeous, quirky, well connected, loves to party and her work always has funny themes. For example, her series She Wolf consisted of paintings of every guy she was intimate with during the year she worked on it—sometimes she dumped them only because they wouldn’t make for a good portrait.
Her latest series, Liar, dealt with Sara-Vide’s first spontaneous reaction to being falsely accused of something she didn’t do,“you want to take back the power and control over the situation; you want to attack, to suffocate the accuser’s words. That’s how this series came about”. When she started painting that series, it occurred to her that the throat and stomach are the most vulnerable parts of a human being, and that our hands can serve as lethal weapons. Sara-Vide will open a new show on November 8 and you’ll get to read all about the nutty ideas behind it, I promise.