Culture / Society

We take 'The Naked Dive' with artist Anna Camner

By Saskia Neuman

Photo: Anna Camner

Exploring the natural world, Anna Camner's work evokes feelings of being swathed by deep waters and rustling leaves

Anna Camner’s painting evoke the sensation of diving deep into the cool water of Stockholm’s Archipelago in late July. You know there are no sharks, no deadly creatures waiting for you. Still, you can’t help feeling a certain thrill and a slight tinge of fear before jumping in.


An incredibly skilled painter, Camner’s work combines the organic – fungi, perhaps – with more abstract materials, plastic-like, painted so delicately they look like sheets of silk. Her work is reflected in her personality. She is soft-spoken, but precise, appearing to glide across the room.