Lina Scheynius

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Touchingly casual, Scheynius captures scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself in with an arresting 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. A hot, to-be-watched talent, Scheynius rose to fame after stepping into the footsteps of Jürgen Teller to do a 52-week photo column for Die Zeit, Germany’s most influential weekly newspaper.