Lena Johansson, ‘The Great Escape’, 2018, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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Lena Johansson

The Great Escape, 2018

Pencil, aquarelle and acrylic paint on paper
27 1/5 × 20 1/5 in
69 × 51.2 cm
This is a unique work.
SEK 45,000
Location
Stockholm, Paris
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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Lena Johansson
Swedish, b. 1975
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Lena Johansson takes readily available commercial imagery and translates it into richly detailed, intimate oil paintings with a focus on interior scenes. The Malmö-based artist does not plan her compositions in advance; instead she works directly from the photographic source, allowing changes as the images pass through her hand onto the canvas. This process results in subtle shifts in mood that alter the character of the original image. “A photograph is like any other thing. I feel free to interpret what I see,” the artist has said. “I don’t project, and outline directly with color when constructing a painted work.”

Lena Johansson, ‘The Great Escape’, 2018, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Lena Johansson
Swedish, b. 1975
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Lena Johansson takes readily available commercial imagery and translates it into richly detailed, intimate oil paintings with a focus on interior scenes. The Malmö-based artist does not plan her compositions in advance; instead she works directly from the photographic source, allowing changes as the images pass through her hand onto the canvas. This process results in subtle shifts in mood that alter the character of the original image. “A photograph is like any other thing. I feel free to interpret what I see,” the artist has said. “I don’t project, and outline directly with color when constructing a painted work.”

Lena Johansson

The Great Escape, 2018

Pencil, aquarelle and acrylic paint on paper
27 1/5 × 20 1/5 in
69 × 51.2 cm
This is a unique work.
SEK 45,000
Location
Stockholm, Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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