“There is an open approach in Lina Bjerneld’s artistry towards the environment, but also towards the actual painting’s possibilities to include various aspects of time, spatiality and representation. Within each painting there are several layers of stories and pictorial perspectives that take place both inside and outside the framework. Images are added on in parallel structures, as if she is painting within the painting. There is no given starting point, not a clear central perspective, not a superior story. They exist just as much in two as in three dimensions and can be placed both on the wall and on the floor as a freestanding object with images in several directions. In that sense, the paintings become their own installation, as the artist expresses it herself.”

”Lina Bjernelds måleriska sökande för henne genom de personliga associationernas och berättelsernas landskap. Motiviskt rör hon sig mellan uttryckets ytterligheter, utan att förlora sitt konstnärliga fingeravtryck. De sällsamheter och poetiska frestelser som måleriet bjuder tar hon varsamt tillvara och placerar sedan de olika verken I kärv lust I en dialog som även innefattar rummet.”
Motivering till Sven Xet Erixson stipendiet

Bjerneld received an MFA (2008) from the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Stockholm. She is a Professor in Painting and Drawing at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and represented in the collections of Modern Museum of Art in Stockholm and Malmö Konstmuseum. Recent exhibitions include Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm (SE) in 2020. Solo presentation at Konstakademien, Stockholm (SE). She is currently working on her research project The Institute of Reproducibility funded by RIA.


Studio contact:
Jakobdalsgatan 15 A