Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sara Victoria Sandberg has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 18th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Sara will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.
Sara is an award-winning artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.
For this solo exhibition, the gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of her award package, Sara will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.
Sara’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. This was the 18th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.
Below is Sara’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her images. We hope that you will take the time to read Sara’s information and to take a look at her artwork.
Sara Sandberg is a photo composite artist based in Stockholm. She was born in Korea and adopted at a very young age by Swedish parents. Sara spent her childhood growing up in Germany and Sweden back and forth throughout the years. Later in life, she lived in the big cities of London and Paris. Although having worked in business and governmental environments throughout her life, Sara has always had a great love for the arts and has particularly pursued the medium of watercolours for many years.
Sara developed her skills in digital photo artistry through attending various courses in Photoshop, Lightroom and other software programmes and has developed a personal style in her work where she combines photography and digital painting with her artistic vision. She works with light and shadow to mold the scene she visualizes into a finished piece adopting a combination of photo-realism and painterly style.
Since a few years, Sara is a member of an international group of Photoshop artists run by Sebastian Michaels (founder of Photoshop Artistry and the internationally acclaimed AWAKE Group). Sara was featured artist in the 73rd edition of the magazine Living the Photo Artistic Life and interviewed on the Quill and Camera blog by Michaels. Sara has also appeared in the German DigitalPhoto Magazine and has twice received recognition in the Swedish photography magazine Kamera & Bild for her photo art composites.
Photography, in combination with its nowadays digitally malleable characteristics, has brought me the technical means to create the scenes that I visualize in my mind. In my art, I wish to go beyond the boundaries of the real world and touch on the surreal and the juxtaposed. Often I find myself in search for the beauty and mystery inherent within and around us. I love to transcend into the realm of dreams where animals often become my vehicle to take the story forward.
I have always had a love for the arts but especially found my passion in drawing and the medium of watercolors. With modern day photography, I am able to transfer some of the painterly thinking into the digital arena when creating my work.
I always make use of my own photographs. Each leaves a personal memory behind of the day when the photo was taken. I only work on one piece at the time. I always want to start, carry through, and see the end result before I can move on to something new.
My work comes together through various photographic elements enhanced by digital painting where I use light and shadow as my paintbrush. In such way, I can also add to the scene by shaping the mood and bring out individual details.
I am greatly inspired by the beauty, harmony and mystery of the world we live in. I am drawn to beautiful and dramatic skies, open landscapes, and nature scenes. I am inspired by animals and interesting objects that could feature well in a composite and shape the story and atmosphere of an image.
Being an artist means for me bringing your artistic vision into your everyday life. It means harnessing the moments of inspiration and creativity but likewise trying to embrace all aspects of the process especially when it means adversity and hard work.
With my art, I would like the viewer to be carried away into another world and encouraged to create his or her own story or simply pause for a moment of contemplation. The world is a busy place where modern life styles have come to dominate. I hope for my art to provide a moment of respite and perhaps inspire to the thought “What if?”
Sara’s website is www.saravictoriasandberg.com.