The Crown

The Crown by Carl-Martin Sandvoid

The Crown
by Carl-Martin Sandvoid
© Carl-Martin Sandvoid

Carl-Martin Sandvold (b.1981) began his training in his native Norway before undertaking further tuition at institutions including the Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, the Florence Academy of Art and the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence. His work has been seen in group exhibitions in Spain, London and the USA.

This self-portrait is one of four versions of the composition for which Sandvold drew inspiration from a photoshoot made while preparing for another work. He says: ‘I felt strongly that it expressed some of the main ideas that guide my work. The absurdity of life, the apparent lack of things like true meaning, clarity, stability, safety and certainty.’

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