Cover Image: “Then came darkness”
Alba Giertz is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm. Her work is deeply related to her own journey through the storms of life, acting as a tool for emotional release and a means of finding substance in a world that can seem empty and vapid. In 2011-2015 she took a break from photography following a bout of delusion and depression, but in the summer of 2015 found her way back into the arts- this time choosing a narrower focus in the sub fine art scene. Here, she found herself unapologetically free to express a more sombre aesthetic.
Creativity can act as a channel to ventilate morbid thoughts. And for Alba, the relationship between art and emotion has been symbiotic. Through sharp observations she uniquely unchains transient feelings from time, skilfully mixing enigma with precise realism. By emphasising imagery with her original writing her output tumbles between being shy and loud, clear and ceaselessly filled with passionate mystery.
Alba Giertz was featured in The Earth Issue. Purchase a copy here.
See more of Giertz's work on her website.
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