WG.Göteborg
Love Lundell + Linda Bäckström

September 15, 12 - 4 PM

We are happy to welcome you to Wetterling Gallery showroom in Gothenburg!
We have works by Love Lundell and Linda Bäckström on view.

Saturday September 15, 12-4 PM.

Wetterling Gallery Showroom, Göteborg
Arkivgatan 4

Linda Bäckström

Working in the tradition of Pop Artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol, Linda Bäckström’s soft sculptures explore issues of power, status, and materiality. With a penchant for non-heroic, “anti-art” materials such as spray foam and aluminum, and a keen eye for cultural objects bemired in symbolic notions of power, Bäckström’s deeply tactile works create a rich interplay between association, meaning, and materials.

A keen observer of what lay beyond the glitter of constructed facades, Bäckström infuses humor, whimsy, and satire into often sober themes. While earlier works explored more personal thematic content including youth culture, teen ganging, and the human search for happiness, her recent work has shifted to the visual language contrived to drive American culture and the American Dream. Without value judgment, Bäckström explores the ways in which this multifaceted, multicultural nation goes about procuring consensus on a shared set of values and how these values, cultivated by the vast advertising and lobbying industries, find expression in visual symbols.

Bäckström describes her process as one involving intuition, chance and association. Scrupulously collecting images that catch her interest, Bäckström compiles her stores into a series of scrapbooks which serve as the starting point of her work. Bäckström’s spray foam sculptures are cast in hand-sewn textile moulds and assembled in a series of stages. Impossible to gauge and control the rate of expansion and drying process, her sculptures morph organically, thereby mastering their own identity and rejecting the artist’s total authority. Out of this unpredictability springs an authenticity that serves to open the stereotypes and allow for a variety of interpretations.

Love Lundell

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.

Linda Bäckström_The World´s End

Other work by
Linda Bäckström and Love Lundell

The World's End, 2018, Installation Images
Photo credit: Josefine Bäckström
Photo credit: Josefine Bäckström
Photo credit: Josefine Bäckström
Photo credit: Josefine Bäckström
Photo credit: Josefine Bäckström
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The World's End, 2018
Woodpecker © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Dead Flower © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Tarred and Feathered © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Panther © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Crusher © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Chopping Block © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Talons © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Chainsaw © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Goldilocks  © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Two Headed Fawn  © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Supernova, 2015. Installation images, Wetterling Gallery
Foam, metallic flakes, epoxy, makrolon, steel. 493 x 208 x 153 cm. © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery. Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Aluminium, 77 x 20 x 20 cm. © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery. Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
© Linda Bäckström, courtesy Wetterling Gallery. Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Spray foam, acrylic. 122 x 120 x 23 cm. © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery.  Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery, 2015. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery, 2015. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Spray foam, acrylic, varied sizes. © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery. Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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Jewels 2014
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Jewels, Wetterling Gallery, 2014, installation images
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Representation and the Body, 2012
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Unearthed, 2012
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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De/Constructing the Norm, 2011
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Window Shopper, 2011
Installation at the Subway Terminal Odenplan, Stockholm. © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Installation at the Subway Terminal Odenplan, Stockholm. © Linda Bäckström / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Delta, 2017
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Coming Attractions, 2015
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Coming Attractions, 2015, Wetterling Gallery, Installation shots
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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2014
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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2013
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Love Lundell / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery