A MOVEMENT FOR ‘NEW CONTEMPORARY ART’ IN SWEDEN
ART MONSTERS OF SWEDEN (A.M.O.S) is a newly formed art movement for Swedish artists within alternative art genres, such as; lowbrow, popsurrealism, horror and dark art.
The movement was born due to a collective frustration in the alternative Swedish art community, of not having a public arena in Sweden for new contemporary art genres like; lowbrow, popsurrealism, steampunk, goth, horror and burlesque art.
This website is a unique platform for alternative Swedish artists who look for that special feeling of finding a “home” in the art community. A.M.O.S is the home of the Swedish lowbrow & dark art community. We wish to share inspiration and knowledge. ♥
This art movement is mostly active on our social media: @artmonstersofsweden and #artmonstersofsweden.
LOWBROW, POP SURREALISM & DARK ART IN SWEDEN
Many Swedes are unfamiliar with terms like ‘lowbrow‘* and ‘dark art’ and this is understandable. Even though lowbrow art is established on the American art scene – and is trending in many parts of Europe, Sweden has yet to acknowledge the genre. To be able to build their careers, many Swedish lowbrow artists have turned to the international art scene.
ART MONSTERS OF SWEDEN has therefore initiated a new art movement for new contemporary art in Sweden, such as Swedish lowbrow/pop-surrealism art (and darker sub-genres).
*Läs om lowbrow-konst på svenska här.
SUBMITTING WORK & COLLABORATIONS
.If you are an artist who lives in Sweden or have a connection to Sweden and wish to be part of our art movement, please submit your work in an e-mail. We curate this site as a cyber gallery, please note that not all submissions will be accepted. If you are a curator or gallery owner who wants to exhibit some great Swedish ART MONSTERS in group show at your space – please send us a message!
‘MONSTER TEAM’ & ART MONSTERS-PODDEN
ART MONSTERS OF SWEDEN was founded in 2018 (in Norrköping, Sweden) by internationally renowned lowbrow artist Mia Makila (@miamakila) and dark art photographer Maria Wingård (@mw.art). MONSTER TEAM is a curating team – as well as a unique podcaster duo for the Swedish podcast ART MONSTERS-podden.
Our creepy-cute logotype “The Art Monster” was designed by A.M.O.S founder Mia Makila in 2018 and based on her 2009 painting “Momo The Sea Monster”. If you wish to make your own version of our logo monster and want it featured on our social media, please send us an e-mail! ♥