Mia Makila

This months featured artist has some very unique pieces. It looks like a majority of her work is painting and collage, mixed media. She is a self taught artist from Norrköping, Sweden. Here’s what she has to say:


paint my demons. I paint nightmares. To get rid of them. I paint my
fears. I paint my sorrow. To deal with them. The motifs of my artworks
are scary and macabre, but they also have a dark sense of humour. I love
to use humour in a weird and strange way. You can see that in my artworks
with the women who’s shitting stars and fire. I call my artworks
“neo-victorian horror art”, because of the haunting quality from the
victorian era I use in them. The style is nightmarish and dark, like a
language of my inner demons and my sorrow. They are also inspired by the
Lowbrow art movement. The paintings and collages are my poems, my diary
notes and they are very close to my heart.


I adore painters from the 13th-17th century, such as Hieronymus Bosch,
Pieter Bruegel the elder, Hans Memling and Lucas Cranach. But I also get
inspired by other artist through history, like Francisco de Goya, Johann
Heinrich Fuseli, The Pre-Raphaelites, Frida Kahlo and Rene Magritte. And
of my dear contemporary art colleagues, I like Gus Fink, Maggie Taylor,
Travis A. Louie. Micha Lobi, Chris Mars and Mike Davis the best. They are
dark and magic, the two keywords in my artworks.

But believe it or not, my biggest influence comes from movie directors
such as David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Michael Haneke, Alfred Hitchcock,
Terry Gilliam, John Waters and Tim Burton. I think you can see that in my
artworks. They have a very cinematic quality sometimes.”

She has many more works for viewing at her DA profile and homepage.
My Victorian Secret
Mia Makila homepage

1 Comment

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    Shelley Whiting
    May 12, 2012 at 1:51 am

    This website is very intriguing and mysterious. Every time I look at an artwork I see something new. Extremely imaginative and impressive artwork.

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