Linnea Rygaard

For Linnea Rygaard, the central perspective is key to the process of painting. Invented in the Early Renaissance, the central perspective was initially a method to create illusionary spaces in religious art. In Rygaard’s large-scale paintings it contributes to an almost overwhelming experience. Breathtaking depth is put in stark contrast to roughly cutout symbols or shapes, lingering on the surface of the canvas. Once imprinted in our consciousness, the symbol is hard to ignore. Linnea Rygaard’s juxtaposition of perspective and symbols creates an imbalance which requires attention and concentration. Rygaard uses an ambivalent scale in her paintings, playing with macro and micro perspectives, highlighting the dissolution between various dimensions.

Linnea Rygaard (b. 1990) holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2016) and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, USA, in 2015. Rygaard was awarded the Royal Institute of Art’s residency at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2016. Rygaard’s work has been shown at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, HILDE Gallery, Los Angeles, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Liljevalchs, Vargåkra Gård Konsthall and in group shows at Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, ANNAELLE Gallery and Galleri Olsson, Stockholm. Public commissions include a mural painting for Stockholm City Council/Stockholm Konst, site-specific paintings for Uppsala municipality and Gävle municipality. Rygaard is represented in the collection of Uppsala Konstmuseum.


”Nykterheten måste brytas”, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen / Kunstkritikk Read more…
”Känns som att vara med i Star wars”,
Sophie Allgårdh / SvD Read More
”Linnea Rygaard på Cecilia Hillström Gallery”, Peter Cornell / Read More…
”Flyktpunktens underbara gåta”, Leif Mattsson / Omkonst Read More…

”Kraftfull ung konst mitt i city”, Clemens Poellinger / SvD Read more… 


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