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Cicily E BäckströmCicily E Bäckström
Målar utifrån mitt inre, direkt och spontant och kommer jag in i ett "flow" är känslan komplett och helt underbar.

I am a person honouring freedom.
Abstract painting give me freedom to catch feelings and ideas that enter my mind in the moment, just that precise moment. The paintings reflect my authentic ego.

A reporter, as recently reviewing my artistry, wrote that he saw it as if there were four different artists in my exhibition.
See that as an asset or a shortcoming, I can only state that this is how I work.

In my paintings there are nevertheless certain common denominators, such as clear saturated colors, sweeping lines, structure and movement.

Recension från utställningen LIBERATED DREAMS, Mostra internationale D´ ARTE,
April 2012, Ferrara :
As a painter, Cicily E Bäckström is unsparing.This Swedish artist possesses the wunderful quality of commitment, in art as well as in life. To give oneself means to be free, and the painter-whose works are displayed worldwide-lives for freedom; as she herself declares, that is her creed.

Her paintings are impressive for the very intensity, and passion they excude. They are the result of an instinctive, primeval gesture; yet, as happens with the best examples of abstract painting, they also experience the gentleness and abandon of the liberating pleasure of surrendering to creativity without formalisms, in complete rapture.
Bäckström´s relation to colour is almost a dance; as if led by her unconscious, she allows lines, trajectories and reverberations to lift off from the canvas, with astonishing light, depth and power effects.
Sweden is after all a land of high-standing literature, cinemathography and painting, which digs deep into human being.

Despite displaying at times an enchanting lightness, Cicily does not shirk her destiny. So, whereas the atmospheres and chromatic choices of some such works as “Volf vram” and “Pallas Thunduri” remind of the cold and rigid climates of her native Sweden, others, like Uniform husar and Rose garden can involve with the warmth of their colours, rather distant from the icy atmospheres familiar to the artist.

When the impulse is authentic, it knows no limits, for it talks to the soul.
Michela Turra

Några av mina utställningar:
Göteborgs konsthall 1994
Bohusläns Museum 1994
Liljevalchs Konsthall Stockhlom 1995
Opera Gallery Budapest 2008
European Open Art Utrecht 2011
Florence Biennale 2011
Parallax Art Fair London 2012
Natural Selection Berlin 2012
Liberated Dreams Ferrara 2012
Cutting Edge Florenz 2012
Art Expo 2016 Milano 2016
Rosso Cinabro Gallery Rom 2017
Bibl. Elsa Morante Rom "CoExistence" 2018