Love Lundell’s paintings unfold in their own world. Dreamlike, mystical, surrealist, but also harboring references to the everyday, his paintings alternate between engaging the viewers directly and holding back in passive contemplation. Executed in a range of muted palettes, Lundell’s paintings includes collage technique and often reveals a fragmentary crackling effect due to layer upon layer of applied lacquer.
Lundell gathers inspiration from books, dreams and his own childhood. Creating works of rich symbolism, Lundell’s titles serve as guideposts to the underlying narratives that refuse to overexpose the contents but, rather, encourage the viewer’s engagement and interpretation.
Born in 1981, Lundell attended Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include Värmlands museum, Karlstad, Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg, Galleri Anna Thulin, Stockholm and Liljevalchs Spring Salon, Stockholm. Love Lundell is represented in collections by the Public Art Agency Sweden, The Stockholm County Council, Nordea’s Art Association, and Katrineholm Municipality.