Linnéa Gad’s work traces the shifting edgepoints between landscape and perception, seeking to reconfigure and generate new meaning in the process. Gad is interested in how encounters with ambiguous landscapes oscillate between disturbance or fear and the overwhelming desire to go further, know more, see farther. This oil sketch was made as preparation for a larger painting, and is based on photographs taken in the Stockholm archipelago, in the midst of an unusual heatwave and an absence of rain that lasted several months.
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.
Oil on paper
6.5 x 8.25 inches unframed