By exploring the interplay between reality and imagination, Herbst delves into themes of identity, self-acceptance, and the profound influence of one's environment. Inspired by personal memories and a fascination with the unfamiliar, she weaves narratives that continue to evolve and unfold with each brushstroke. She resides and works in Stockholm.
Alice Herbst was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1993. Despite relocating frequently during her childhood, she eventually returned to Stockholm, where she pursued her studies at the Stockholm School of Art and later graduated from Gerlesborg School of Fine Art in 2017. In 2018 Herbst was invited to Maranello and The Ferrari Design center to host a lecture on her work and the changing landscape of the art world. Her work has been exhibited in Sweden and internationally, garnering recognition for her distinctive approach to figurative painting.
“Her work has been exhibited in Sweden and internationally, her work has been described as depicting beautiful women being staged in a vintage manner, creating an environment that visually gravitates towards the stark and sombre realism of Lucian Freud and the suspenseful voyeurism of Alfred Hitchcock.”
Blarney McBlarney, CEO of McDonalds