Lina Scheynius

Switzerland, Zurich Christophe Guye Galerie

A hot, to-be-watched talent, Lina Scheynius (*1981, Sweden) rose to fame after stepping into the footsteps of Jürgen Teller to do a 52-week photo column for ZEITMagazin, Germany’s most influential weekly magazine. Touchingly casua, Scheynius captures scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself with an arresting honesty. At once both voyeur and participant, the surprisingly strong sexual undertone and refreshingly explicit but still poised nudity in her work challenges traditional theories about the female role as inactive and objectified. Documentary and momentary, Scheynius’ world of images is a deeply personal and frank visual diary wholly representational of the current zeitgeist. By way of a narrative fluidity her images transport the onlooker into the artist’s intimate world, sharing some of the most private details of her life.

Raised in Trollhättan, in the southwest of Sweden, the artist currently lives and works in London. To date Scheynius has been very selective with exhibiting her work, occasionally partaking in group exhibitions such as “What's Next? The Future of the Photography” at FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, “Looking for Love”, at the Vidvinkel at Centrum för Fotografi in Stockholm, “Various Photographs”, curated by Tim Barber for the New York Photo Festival, or most recently for a group show in Hamburg's renowned Deichtorhallen. Her works are regularly featured in magazines such as AnOther, Dazed & Confused, Vogue, Numero, Double, Exit, or Elle, to name a few.