Sometimes we forget the power that each of us has when we decide to communicate something and when we choose how to do it. We often believe to be a voice among many, to pass unnoticed, but the energy we release will always say something more than we would ever do. For example, looking at the paintings of Camilla Engström, or the reels in which she dances, it’s easy to be enchanted by the positivity she transmits.
Raised between Sweden and China, Camilla currently lives in New York, where she studied fashion. The rigid rules of that world then pushed her to leave the path of studies, choosing not to draw long and slim bodies with absurd proportions. Free from this restriction, she dedicated herself totally to her artistic production, therefore, to a reflection on herself and on the Earth.
From the rejection of the conventions typical in the fashion world, was born Husa (housemaid, in Swedish). She is a pink, plump, happy character. Husa is not tall, not thin and she is not even dressed. She represents Camilla’s alter-ego: the artist often portrays her in her paintings, always immersed in nature and always grateful for what surrounds her, able to find beauty in the simple existence.
The creations by Camilla Engström become spokesmen for body positivity and climate change: their aim, in fact, is to transmit joy and serenity to the observer, along with the awareness of a world that, for now, is alive.
The enthusiasm that emerges from these paintings is the result of Camilla’s careful and sincere listening to herself. As stated in some magazines, if one day she feels she does not have the right energy, then she does not make an effort to create her paintings. She does not want anyone, looking at her work, to perceive negative vibrations. In this, music plays a fundamental role. The painter, in fact, is the main dancer protagonist in several videos that she posts on her personal profile; videos that contribute to spreading her positive aura and that allow us to know her better, to feel close to her, like a friend who has the right playlist at the right time.
Article by Cobie