M e j a K u l l e r s t e n
Fine Art, Photography and Creative Expression
Meja is an artist, whom we first got acquainted with through her numerous international hits in the world of music. Songs like "Happy" that climed the Billboard Dance chart in the early 90´s, the haunting "All 'bout the Money" or the beautiful duet with Ricky Martin "Private Emotion" This all made her a household name in the Music World... But she is not All 'bout the Music.....
"I was born into an artistic family where I was surrounded by music and art as far back as I can remember. There has always been a musical instrument, a canvas and a variety of colours around the house. Creativity was everywhere, you just had to pick up a brush and start.
My grandfather was a music director and composer. I remember sitting on the floor by his baby grand while he was composing pieces for a full orchestra. My mother devoted her life to art, studying from an early age and needless to say she is a great support. My father has been singing and composing as well - always with a guitar around.
I started writing poems and short stories at the age of 6 and joined the theatre at 7. Singing in various choirs has been a part of my musical education, but I have always been playing around with my different artistic expressions.
It was not until 2006 I felt ready to have my first own exhibition "Hidden Words". Since then I have kept on working with my art, experimenting with photography and other media. It is facinating to me how the art and writing music go hand in hand. Like they Cross Feed eachother. Words I write become paintings, and whilst painting I hear melodies and words in my head. It makes perfect sense...
It is the one place where I can let my mind go, and just surrender to the "Now".