Linnéa Gad’s work speaks to the engulfing sublimnity and emotional ambivalence of landscapes that are in a state of both physical or perceptual erosion. Translating her painterly processes into printmaking, in this aquatint Gad creates an image in the copper plate by simulating wave movements with the acid, emulating the sea as well as depicting it. When printed, the variations from dark to light blue show the rhythmic waves of acid as it washed over the plate: where it has rested continuously and where it has passed over—a micro-mirroring of the sea and salt that erodes coastline to rock to sand.
Linnéa Gad, b. 1990, Stockholm, Sweden is an artist working across painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, performance and installation. She received a BFA with Honours from Parsons The New School, New York, and currently lives and works in Stockholm.
7.5 x 10.5 inches unframed