Denise Grünstein

The Finnish photographer Denise Grünstein (b. 1950) was born in Helsinki, but is now permanently based in Stockholm. Denise’s images are easily recognizable for their characteristic, intensely present and highly personal, quite romantic artistic expression. Considered one of Sweden’s foremost portrayers of people; models, actors, dancers, directors or authors, she has a unique ability to imprint her own feelings and temperament on film.

“Her images is created around a beautiful nerve and is imperfectly perfect in some kind of way. – One should use an idea to a certain point, but then let it meet with some kind of hazard or reality.”

Reoccurring themes are the beautiful, horror, and the borderline between fantasy and reality. She is often influenced by nature, painting and sculpture and one can often see references to the art history in her photography.

Grünstein has been exhibited at Moderna Museet and Millesgården in Stockholm.

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