Elephant with ballast
In Elefant med barlast (Elephant with ballast), the load has fallen off or been hoisted down and is scattered around the elephant and its driver. Read more about the four Fernström lithographs
Ever since her graduation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm 1999, Linn Fernström has been an artist known far beyond art circles. The reason is without doubt her evocative and dreamy, sometimes morbid imagery. She herself often appears in the works, an alter ego that on canvas is exposed to suffering and cruelty that reality will spare most humans. Monkeys, parrots and leopards also inhabit Linn Fernströms world. Fernström is also actively working with prints and has made two series of drypoint engravings, in 2008 and 2012.
Fernström for many years lived and worked in New York, but is now back in Stockholm. In October 2020, the new and enlarged Liljevalchs, the art gallery of the City of Stockholm, will re-open with a Linn Fernström retrospective.