Lina Scheynius’ intensely personal work is constructed within her home in London. A sunlit room - functioning as a manifold studio, guest quarters and sanctuary - is the backdrop for her assemblage of poetic imagery.
"My studio is my living room and guest room - it gets the most sunlight."
"There is maybe only one thing I use this room for daily, and that's to meditate. I wish I could say exercise but I am less consistent with that."
"If I am working on a book or an exhibition the walls tend to be full of photos. As a studio that is this rooms most important function - providing me with big white walls to create on."
"I used to work in my bedroom before and the walls were much smaller. I don’t think it was healthy for me to see my photos as soon as I woke up."
"I do feel like having this live/work place is a huge luxury."
Published as part of the featured project:
by Lina Scheynius
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
“It’s thanks to the internet that a shy person like me gained the courage to share intimate pictures, and find an audience interested in seeing those particular moments.“
“...archival photographs are essential for transmitting history and experience to new generations, because stories that contain images generate empathy, and will reach younger people in a more emotional way.“