Stockholm hyper-realism painter Anna Camner has been named the 2017 recipient of the Beckers Art Award.
Camner explores the fine line between light and dark and is the 35th recipient of the Beckers Art Award.
Her hyper-realistic works in oil on acrylic glass board, examine the fine line between living and dead matter and light and dark. The result is mysterious and leaves the viewer uncertain about whether her subjects are dead or alive.
The Beckers Art Award jury, headed by Lindéngruppen Chairman Jenny Lindén Urnes, says of Camner's work: "She explores the boundaries between living and dead matter. The mysterious shapes create intrigue about exactly what we are seeing, and invite us into an enchanted world. Precision and obsession are the words that come to mind standing in front of Anna Camner's small and hyper-realistic paintings."
Camner was educated at the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm. She is inspired by music, which she describes as "an indispensable part of my work process, together with nature and childhood memories".
She adds: "My ambition as an artist is to capture something that is just out of reach."
Camner's paintings can be seen at the solo exhibition that is part of the Beckers Art Award and which is taking place at Färgfabriken in Stockholm from 28 January to 12 March 2017.
As part of the award, Camner also receives a grant, which this year has been raised from €16,000 to €21,000.
The Beckers Art Award was established in 1987. Past recipients include some of Sweden's most innovative and exciting young artists, including Dan Wolgers (1989), Jockum Nordström (1999), Linn Fernström (2000), and Nathalie Djurberg (2006).