When it feels like you’ve been cancelled.
Like someone took your breath away.
To replace it with ether.
And you stagger in headwind all day.
It’s too easy to go crazy.
Way much harder to stay clear.
Tough you’re pleading (come save me).
No one or nothing comes near.
Refrigerate your fire.
The International artist Lisbeth Lunda has in 2021 launched her project See-Soul-Sound created in collaboration with Kasper Eistrup, the frontman of the Danish alternative rock band Kashmir.
Even though the every paintings' titles correspond to the names a Kashmir song, they are in no way illustrative - they are separate entities that can be appreciated independently on their own. However, when sound, poetry and image come together, they form a powerful symbiosis.
Lunda’s new series of paintings have their own backstories, rooted in her own childhood and life experiences. There is less introspection in these new compositions (unlike in her previous works), their characters fully engage with the viewer and relate their stories. This time, it is more about the dialogue and connection.
“In a way, I feel like a narrator, not only a painter. Each artwork represents a certain reality, it tells a story, and I feel more like a story-teller, who brings hidden narratives to life”.
Among her influences, Lunda lists the art of the Middle Ages and early Italian Renaissance, early Modernist art of the 20th century. However, she also admitted drawing inspiration from the absurdist surrealist and grotesque works by the Danish artist Michael Kvium.