Self-taught artist Henrik Uldalen puts a contemporary spin on 19th century figurative painting. Combining realistic styling with distortion, portraits of people are wiped away and obscured, as if Uldalen is trying to erase their memory. Heâ€™s interested in the dark side of life, exploring themes of nihilism, existentialism, and loneliness, juxtaposed with subjectsâ€™ vulnerable beauty. Devoid of a background, they live in a limbo or dreamlike state that are open for viewer interpretation.
Images Â© Henrik Uldalen