The collection of artworks by JennyAK in the  ‘LIGHT IN DARK‘ exhibition, a hommage to Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro technique, is taking place at Cleland & Souchet at 14, Portomaso, St Julians. It will be on display from 7th November until 31st December, 2013.

Jenny Asta Katarina Darmanin (nee Malmberg) was born in Ostersund, a city in the north of Sweden in 1983. She works predominantly in acrylic on canvas and is inspired by nature – in particular human anatomy as well as animal forms. Her grandfather painted Swedish landscapes in oil while her mother, Lena, followed in her father’s footsteps and has been painting in watercolour for several decades. This led Jenny and her two brothers to be encouraged to paint from their early childhood – and ultimately for her to choose to study Art at Racklöfska college in Järpen for 3 years. JennyAK has been painting portraits and landscapes for family and friends for the last 11 years. During this time she has developed a passion for strong and vibrant colours as well as bold contrast. She lives most of the year in Malta but works on her art during her travels around the world.

JennyAK has entitled her exhibition ‘Light in Dark’ – a homage to Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro technique that inspired her collection of 10 paintings. In fact, each artwork achieves a sense of volume and depth by making use of the strong contrasts between light and dark, warm and cold, hope and despair. The choice of black backgrounds contrasted with limited bold colours was made to communicate different moods and express various emotions within the human form chosen for each artwork. Jenny has been working meticulously on the ‘Light in Dark’ project for the last 14 months. The entire collection was developed and created across various countries – including Malta, Sweden and Italy.

The collection will be exhibited until 31st December, 2013 and open to the public daily from 10am until 7pm. For more information, or interests in previewing the collection, please apply through the website