Maria Högbacke (b. 1982, Stockholm, Sweden) previously studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She makes colourful 'semi-abstract' paintings of collected visual impressions from everyday life and imagination. Altered through the process of memory the pictures reappear in a more subjective and personal attire. Högbacke is fascinated by the sensory experience of colour and basic geometrical forms with charged symbolic associations. The layered, rough surfaces are derived from a slow process of finding and unravelling an image and its constant push and pull. For Högbacke painting becomes a process of reinvention and of rethinking, where each work reacts against and references the preceding. The paintings are remarkably still and silent yet expressive.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2010 - Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
2009 - Exchange student, Studio of Professor Peter Doig, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 - BA Fine Art Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2002 - Art History, University of Stockholm