Soft Scapes: An Artist Talk with Linnéa Gad

Picture Room hosts an artist talk led by Linnéa Gad, in which she will be discussing her practice which involves intaglio printing from a painterly approach.

Gad’s interest in creating painterly prints started after seeing the works of dutch artist Hercules Seghers. His spongy, imaginary, landscape etchings date from the early 1600, making landscapes so complex that they become abstract. They are playful- full of mistakes often printed in different tones on different surfaces; as if he never settled for one image.

Gad was resident at Statens Vaerksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen 2017-2018 where she worked intensely in exploring intaglio techniques also used by Segers, such as aquatint, sugar lift and spitbite. All temporal techniques that are hard to control and therefor filled with exciting and unruly gestures. Using etching techniques to make unique expressions also lead her to print her plates in different tones and not make work that is printed in edition.

Gad's talk at Picture Room will follow her process of using intaglio printing as a painting medium. Using only brushes to etch into her copper plates and layer with aquatint. Gad will show images and talk through techniques that are often hard to grasp just by looking at the finished print. She will also give a short introduction to her multidisciplinary practice, including how intaglio painting is in line with her pursuit in making images and objects that she can’t fully control.

Linnéa Gad, b. 1990, Stockholm, Sweden, is an artist working across painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, performance and installation. She received a BFA with Honours from Parsons The New School, New York, and currently lives and works in Stockholm.

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Dec 13th 2019