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Bambu Hellstedt

Fetching Some Food from the series ¡°Absurd Apes¡±
Acrylic on paper
56cm x 75cm 2006

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 painting and
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 through
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 in
Finland and Sweden.
website:www.bambuhellstedt.fi

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