Bambu comes from the country of Santa, where literally
East meets West in all aspects, with a long borderline with Russia on the
other side and Sweden, Scandinavia on the other.
"My world is deeply rooted in the playground of paradoxies ¨C not only in
drawing ¨C but in life itself, mingling between East and West. By painting
the series ¡°Absurd Ape¡± - which my present painting ¡°Fetching Some Food¡±
is a part of - I deal with the human paradox of progress and our complex,
stressful but also in some ways dull and lazy lifestyle. ¡±
In her artwork, Bambu Hellstedt wants to be in direct dialogue with her
audience. Being also a theatre director by education, she looks at life
the eyes of drama and the center figure is the human being.
She is a drawer as well as a painter using oils, acrylics, tempera and
water colours as well as Chinese Ink. Bambu has also done several
performances mainly with professional actors. She teaches in Helsinki
Artists´ Association Art School and at the University of Helsinki.
Encyclopedia: Bamboo is known as bambus in German, Norwegian, Polish and
Icelandic; bambusz in Hungarian; Spanish and Italian as bamb¨²; and Bambu
Finland and Sweden.