Linnea Strid and Jacub Gagnon are two of the featured artists in our upcoming ‘Fresh’ exhibition. ‘Fresh’ is a showcase of emerging artists that we will be exhibiting in various group shows and special events in the year ahead. We’re excited about their work and wanted to give them a platform to help launch the year that lay ahead.
Please check out a recent interview with Linnea Strid that Juxtapoz just posted:
Linnea Strid was born in 1983 in a small Swedish village where she lived until she was 16, when her family decided to move to Fuengirola in Southern Spain. She lived there during her teens and it was here that she started up her artistic career with several exhibitions. In 2004 she moved back to Sweden and attended art schools for four years. Strid now lives in Uppsala, Sweden, and is working as an artist full-time. She knew when she was a small child that some day she would become an artist, since the need to express herself with paint and in other creative ways has always been fundamental to her. Strid likes to paint in a photo realistic style, but always with the strong desire to convey an odd feeling, a forgotten memory, or maybe just something that is typical of her own little world.
Click below to check out Juxtapoz‘ interview with Jacub Gagnon as well:
Jacub Gagnon is one of Toronto’s most promising young artists in the new contemporary movement. He graduated in 2009 with a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto, Canada. His most recent body of work titled ‘String Theory’ is one that brings viewers into a whimsical, bizarre, and curious world that is loosely based on the leading scientific theory that everything is connected.
Check out a ‘Sneak Peek’ of the works in ‘Fresh’ here:
Featuring new works from Josie Morway, Dabs Myla, Jacub Gagnon, Linnea Strid, John Park, Wesley Burt, and Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Opening Reception: Fri, Feb. 12th 7-11PM in our project room
Exhibition runs: Feb. 12th – March 5th
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction in Silver Lake area of LA)