12 unusual pictures of an artist suffering from schizophrenia
Maya Mjakila - Swedish artist, schizophrenic. Known for her psychedelic and horrific paintings. Born March 21, 1979 in Norrköping, Sweden. She currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a Swedish artist known for her little education.
The artist herself tells about herself briefly:
“I think they call me" The Fear Displayer "because I deal with difficult emotions and topics such as fear, longing, madness, anger and grief are present in my art. But I am mostly inspired by films and directors such as David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Roy Andersson, Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton and artists - Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Bruegel, Francisco Goya, Jean-Michel Basquiat and the masters of Disney Studio in the 1930s-40s.
According to the author of such terrible pictures, the main thing in life for her is the truth. “Well, well, there is still love and art, and they are perhaps more important,but if we do not live truthfully, we cannot truly love a person, and if we don’t speak truth about works of art, then there can be no talk of any art, ”the artist asserts.
It is the truth that she considers the main goal of her terrible pictures. Even if it is a terrible enough truth. Mia Makila touches many topics: politics, love, people, life in general. Judging by the pictures of Mia, there is no truth in the world that would hide something good. I wonder where does Mia herself know that all this is true?
Somehow, she finds in her paintings the embodiment of her demons and nightmares, her fears and sorrows, draws them to get rid of them. In her paintings there really are a lot of things from nightmares: terrible incongruous images. Collected by some inexplicable logic in one place.