ART PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOMONTAGE ART
Geishas , Samurais and Cherry Blossom
Homage to Helmut Newton
WHITE HOUSE Black Nights Reflection Collection
A collection of new Pop Art works inspired by the historical Icons in and around the White House . These work are unpolitical in form and do not chose any side. They are artistic comments and thoughts , "sometimes satirical in form" dealing with the history and myths of the most powerful house on the planet. A collection spanning from Elections to Assassinations. in some artworks the artist have replaced the original person with himself to be a part of History and to emphasise the lies within it.
Photography and Photo montage and painting on canvas By Thomas Dellert Some photos taken in collaboration with photographer Dimitri Lepetre. Limited edition Prints on canvas 70 x 100 cm and on artistic paper 40 x 60 cm by order only
REVOLUTION IN EVOLUTION and the Christ of Vallegrande
Bettie Page Queen Of Nylon
Dolls will love you
Prints on Plastic , Metal and Plexi by order only
I BELIEVE IN ANGELS
Art dealing with the humanitarian crisis, refugees at the borders, trying to get into the promised land. And as usual with war for oil and profits and the refuges literary drowning in a sea off commercial interest. A tragedy of Biblical proportions for Europe and the United States of America and the planet that is already under decay through climate change. .I feel strongly one need as an artist also to address this in art. As art always is a mirror of reality and the reality right now is harsh and cold and the planet on the brink of total collapse. The question is are we facing a new Holocaust ? Saying that, should we open all borders? All over the plane ? Are we one or are we always divided. I thought GOD created us all Equal. Who is less worthy of life and future ? who are the real deplorables. Are we all blind for what is happening ? or do we just choose to look the other way. Thomas Dellert
Hiroshima mon amour 1945
Photography and Photomontage Part of the 70th commemoration of the dropping of the two first Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. With respect to the many victims. This is an Anti War art exhibit depicting the war in the Pacific from the attack on Pearl Harbour , that started the war between Imperial Japan and the United States of America. The war ended when the American Airforce dropped two Atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945 were the only nuclear weapons used in a war so far. The atomic bomb explosions killed a total of around 100,000 people immediately - almost exclusively civilians and forced labourers who had been abducted by the Japanese army. By the end of 1945, another 130,000 people had died of consequential damage. The title of the art exhibit "Hiroshima mon Amour " is taken from the 1959 movie with the same name about a love affair in the aftermath of the atomic bomb plast and the end of the war. The works are photomontage combining original photos from the time and newly taken photos of models dressed like Geishas representing the Japanese culture but also the way Americans saw it at the time . All works as paper prints mounted on aluminium and matt plexiglas.
The Soul of Rock - Jimi Hendrix
"I had the great opportunity to meet Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and shortly before his death in 1970. I photographed with a super 8 camera his concerts in Stockholm and I was allowed to hang with Jimi after the concerts. One night, he passed on a large joint to me in a holder made out of a bullet from the Vietnam War; Jimi was a paratrooper in the American Army and the Vietnam War was still going on. As I was then a strong anti-American, like most in my native country of Sweden, I was shocked to hold this bullet in my hand. I did not care about the joint as I felt the history of the bullet; Jimi said, “Keep it if you want;” I still have it in my safe, but the story does not end there. When I had Roman Polanski for dinner in my home in Paris 10 years ago, I said to him, “We are going to make history;” he looked at me with fear, thinking I was going to ask him for a part in his next movie. Then I brought out the joint holder with a new joint in it and said this was given to me by Jimi Hendrix in 1970. The equally legendary man, Roman Polanski, shrunk down and looked up, “Ohh, Jimi…” Roman was human after all. Yet, still, the story doesn’t end there. As I told you I was a FNL activist and was often in demonstrations against the war in Vietnam; I have been filmed marching just behind the North Vietnam ambassador and the prime minister of Sweden, Olof Palme. One night, a few years ago, my mother shouted to me; “Look, there you are with Palme in 1968!” Now, the story goes that Olof Palme was assassinated, shot in the back outside what was then my art studio titled XYZ in Stockholm. He died just outside both my studio and the store where I bought the colours of my art. I had met Palme a few months earlier, by coincidence, as I happened to sit next to him in the Opera during a ballet performance. In the interval I asked him if I could come and take a photo of him for my art; he said “We can arrange that, just call my secretary and we can set up a time during my lunch hour.” Unfortunately, it never happened, as Palme was assassinated shortly after. The story doesn’t end here either. Years later, I was visiting Stockholm and happened to sit next to the assumed killer, Christer Petterson. He was looking at the TIME Magazine I was reading, as it had a gun on the cover and the text “Guns of America.” He moved closer to be able to see what I was reading; I remember his cowboy boots, his shirt and his yellow fingers from smoking. We were travelling in the Stockholm Underground, and he asked me about the next stop we were travelling. I pretended not to speak Swedish, to which he said, “Hasta la vista baby.” Christer Petterson died a few years later, but was convicted and later freed from the assassination conviction on the basis of poor proof material. We all know, like in the OJ Simpson case, where they were guilty but managed to escape justice. Charles Manson brings up a similar situation, that I have portrayed in my short movie “Black Bird,” which brings us back to Roman, rock music and bullets. Full circle.” –Thomas Dellert New art works based on photographs on Jimi Hendrix taken by Thomas Dellert in 1968 and 1970 for prints on paper mounted on aluminium and plexiglass by order only.