Opening Reception, Thursday November 7, 6 - 8 pm.
The series is about times of transition, the period between childhood and adulthood. Memories of sexual awakening and places connected to these memories. Or the emotion of being trapped in this stage of transition.
Love Lundell’s collaged paintings, drawings and prints unfold in their own world. Dreamlike, mystical and surreal, yet also anchored in the everyday, his evocative scenes draw the viewer in and hold them back simultaneously. Employing a collage technique, Lundell creates his intriguing wonderlands by sampling images from various sources and recontextualizing them to suggest a hallucinatory inner reality. He draws on his childhood memories, dreams, books and the internet for inspiration. Where his early works were densely packed with detail, calling to mind a curio shop, his recent series comprises more pared down, atmospheric compositions imbued with intense colours. Lundell was born in Stockholm in 1981 and attended Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway. He lives and works in Stockholm.