Photo Scandinavia Jan Almlöv and Barbara Cohen-Berg

„If the term „multimedia-artists“ exists, that’s exactly what they both are. The palette of their abilities is literarily enormous. “

Jan Almlöf, editor in chief of FOTO Scandinavia

The history of art is a story of reinvention, and if Frida Kahlo or Warhol invented the wheel, it is definitely a part of the car D&D are driving. There are several artists in the world who have touched upon similar issues, among them Cindy Sherman, who D&D are sometimes compared to. The difference lies in the fact that Sherman photographs herself as different personalities in order to explore the different physical aspects of a stereotype, whereas D&D go a step further by using a renown image to create a new psychological portrait of the person in question. So as much as Sherman explores the outside D&D explore the inside.

Barbara Cohen-Berg, freelance art critic, NL

D&D are very devoted to their form of expression that should be understood as a metaphysical, conscious and balanced dualism.

Barbara Cohen-Berg, freelance art critic, NL

D&D put a lot of attention to meaning and consciousness. Moreover unlike other artists from the same family who have chosen a burlesque and grotesque way of expression, D&D have decided to go against this present current. They believe that contemporary art does not have to be ugly to be serious. “We are not scared of beauty”, they say. “In times of fashion, kitsch and advertisement it is a difficult balance, but not an impossible one.

Barbara Cohen-Berg, freelance art critic, NL