These bizarre mixed media images, paintings and digital artworks created by Swedish artist Mia Mäkilä are heavily influenced by 14th century art, and the work of modern movie directors including Tim Burton, John Waters and Ingmar Bergman.
Her work, which she describes as lowbrow and horror art, ranges from pop culture critique and fairytale subversion to distortion and manipulation of human portraits.
Mäkilä says she paints her demons and her nightmares to get rid of them, and she paints her fears and sorrows to deal with them.
I’m glad these are her nightmares and not mine!
Deranged Digital Mixed Media by Mia Makila
1. Mixed Media Art - The trend of mixed media art is disrupting the traditional art world and allowing artists like Mia Mäkilä to express their creativity in unique and unconventional ways.
2. Lowbrow Art - The rise of lowbrow art is challenging traditional art norms and creating a platform for artists to explore the darker, more provocative aspects of their imagination.
3. Art as Therapy - The trend of using art as a means of therapy is providing artists like Mia Mäkilä with an outlet to express and cope with their emotions and fears.
1. Art - The art industry can embrace the disruptive innovation of mixed media and lowbrow art to attract new audiences and redefine artistic boundaries.
2. Entertainment - The entertainment industry can explore collaborations with artists like Mia Mäkilä to incorporate her unique style into films, TV shows, and other forms of media.
3. Mental Health - The mental health industry can utilize art therapy techniques like those employed by Mia Mäkilä to help individuals express themselves and heal from trauma or distress.