PORTRAITS DE VILLES

LINA SCHEYNIUS

Born in 1981 in Vänersborg, Sweden, Lina Scheynius currently lives and works in London.

Touchingly casual, Lina Scheynius captures scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself with an touching honesty. Uniquely voyeur and participant at once, the surprisingly strong sexual undertone and refreshingly explicit but poised nudity in her work challenges traditional theories of the female role as the 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. 

Her works were shown in several solo and group exhibitions such as Exhibition 01, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich; Male Nudes – Female Desires, Galerie Tanya Wagner, Berlin; What's next? The future of the photography, Foam Museum, Amsterdam; Stockholms kulturfestival and Various Photographs curated by Tim Barber at the New York photo festival. Currently her works are exhibited at Het NutsHuis in Den Haag and during the European Month of Photography at MUSA in Vienna. A solo show at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film in Tokyo opened in December 2014.

In 2012, Lina Scheynius had a weekly column for ZEITMagazin, following in the footsteps of Jürgen Teller.