GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM

GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM

Elin Elfström - Lindsay (Sad)
Elin Elfström - Lindsay (Sad)


Elin Elfström, born in 1981, belongs to the first generation raised out of a world with Internet, digital photography, televised humiliation, and intrusive paparazzi pictures. The primary mirror of this era is photography, the media in which all imperfections can be exposed, especially the imperfections of those who otherwise seem so perfect. Elfström is captivated by the imagery of gossip tabloids. Here, the least flattering picture has the most value, and private tragedy is the sugary delight of the public.

Elin Elfström's work portrays the woman and her many roles. There is the erotic and the anonymous, glamour and everyday life, the professional and the private. The mother and the daughter. Not only is Elfström a talented painter, she also is a keen and playful commentator of identity, self-image, and contemporary society. Many worlds are brought together in Elin’s play with the aesthetics of the ugly.