Photo Manipulations by Helena Blomqvist
Helena Blomqvists art bears the double hallmark of philosophical reflection and a cunning sense of humour. For many, the mission of photography is to describe the world. Instead, Blomqvist builds the world, over and over again. By using models and props, she creates a world just as real as the one outside her studio. Previously, she turned gender stereotypes upside down, and pop cultural archetypes inside out, well aware that they are the cornerstones in our culture that reflect the imbalances within our society. At times it is as if she gently pulls away the curtains to let us peek at a series of events on the very verge of the apocalypse, other times we witness the consequence of a silent and personal resistance.