17 May - 19 June, 2003
Lars Bohman Gallery
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Galleri Lars Bohman is proud to present Linn Fernström’s second exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition consists of a new series of paintings.

Linn Fernström’s large, powerful paintings embrace their own world inhabited by people and animals, from small birds to tigers. The dream-like landscapes are populated with flowers, animals and severed body parts where ambiguous, nightmarish scenes are enacted in which Linn is often the protagonist. In this seductive, realistic world that is at the same time both recognisable and strange time and place are difficult to define and the colourful, vaguely surrealistic and psychologically charged images are both beautiful and cruel. The influences for these richly detailed and at times macabre tableaux can be traced both to the Swedish landscape painter Bruno Liljefors and Frida Kahlo. Linn describes her paintings thus:

“ A world between dreams and reality. The adults clumsily play with children and the animals attempt to capture the human tail. Life and death is interwoven and asks the question in a wonder about why life is so bloody strange. The people and the animals in the paintings are my dolls and teddy bears of today. Together we play follow my leader without end.”

Absolute Generations is an experimental art project involving several of Europe’s leading artists. Linn has been chosen by her former professor from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Dan Wolgers as his protégé and creative partner. Linn Fernström’s collaboration with Dan Wolgers has been featured in Time magazine and will be presented together with 12 other artist duos as an exhibition at Palazio Zenobio at the Venice biennale 14 June - 28 September.

Born 1974 in Örebro, Sweden Linn Fernström lives and works in Stockholm. She attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm (1995-2000). In 2001 she particIpated in the Carnegie Art Award for Nordic Painting.