‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ interview with Linnea Strid – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Linnea Strid 'Zero (When I'm Alone I Cease To Exist)' - Oil on wood panel

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we honestly can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November. We also wanted to help profile all the artists we chose to take part in the show, so we’re launching a series of ‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ mini-interviews with all the featured artists.

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Linnea Strid

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is called “Zero (When I’m Alone I Cease To Exist)”. It’s a self portrait, and for me, the painting deals with the issues of self-confidence and the difference of simply being alone or feeling lonely, even though you’re surrounded by people. I don’t really like to tell everyone how they should interpret my work though. I like to leave some stuff to the viewer’s imagination.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
Hmm, I believe I was having a blast studying art in a small Swedish town called Gävle. Aah, those were the days!

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Paint, small brushes, music, my computer and candy.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I have no clue where I will be since I hardly ever make plans for more than like a year at a time. But I hope I’ll be in a happy place somewhere, doing my thing, just like today… I’m pretty easy to please, haha!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Lots of work! More group shows, including a 2-person show at the end of the year at Thinkspace. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a pretty important one in Stockholm as well… however I don’t want to jinx it, so that’s all I’m going to say. We’ll see what happens but it will be an exciting year for sure!

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:

We’ll be updating the ‘Sneak Peek’ photo set on our Flickr regularly with new studio and progress shots, so be sure to check it out often.

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

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