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Linn Fernström

(Sweden, Born 1974)
Linn Fernström
(Sweden, Born 1974)

Linn Fernström, etching and numbered HC.

"Vargspegling", 2008. P. 50 x 39 cm. S. 70 x 53 cm.

Not examined out of frame.

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Linn Fernström är en svensk bildkonstnär född i Örebro. Hon utbildade sig på Konsthögskolan i Stockholm och har bland annat ställt ut på Lars Bohman Gallery. Hennes målningar har ofta ljus bakgrund och starka, klara färger. Motiven kretsar kring människor och djur och väger mellan idyll och mardröm, lekfullhet och allvar. Hennes stil är ofta realistisk med referenser till det klassiska måleriet med inslag av symbolism och surrealism. Fernströms målningar är ofta monumentala i sin storlek och hon avbildar gärna sig själv. Kända verk är ”De tre kvinnorna” och ”Ballongerna”


Linn Fernström is a Swedish artist born in Örebro in 1974. She studied at the Idun Lovén Art School and continued her education at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm between 1995 and 2000. In 1999, Fernström held her first solo exhibition at Galleri Mejan, which marked the beginning of a successful career that included several major solo shows, such as Liljevalchs in Stockholm.
Fernström's paintings often feature a bright background combined with strong, vivid colors. Her subjects revolve around people and animals, spanning between idyllic and nightmarish, playful and serious themes. With light brushstrokes and an airy composition, Fernström addresses themes such as death and love. It's challenging to discern whether the figures are flying or falling as she experiments, plays, and moves objects around; birds, injured bodies, monkeys, balloons, and plants. Her style often embodies realism with nods to classical painting infused with elements of symbolism and surrealism. Her paintings can be monumental in size, and Fernström enjoys depicting herself. Her renowned works have fetched high prices at art auctions during the 2000s, such as ' De tre kvinnorna,' 'Ballongerna', and the self-portrait 'Bortbytingen'.
Linn Fernström's works are represented in collections such as the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum, and Linköping Art Museum.

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