Camilla Engström
BLIDÖ, SWEDEN 2022

MAY 2022
BLIDÖ
CAMILLA ENGSTRÖM, COURAGE, 2022, oil on canvas, 55.12h × 39.37w × 1.57d in (140h × 100w × 4d cm)
CAMILLA ENGSTRÖM, BLÖDANDE SOL (Bleeding Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in (172.72h × 121.92w cm)
CAMILLA ENGSTRÖM, HEAT HORIZON, 2022, oil on canvas, 47.24h × 118.11w in (120h × 300w cm)

Exhibition Text

For Chart Art Fair 2022, Camilla spent all of May at the Kostyál family summer home on the island of Blidö, in the northern Stockholm archipelago. Always profoundly attuned to her surroundings, especially when embracing solitude amidst nature while painting outdoors, she draws inspiration from various islands, including the one mentioned and others in the outer archipelago. The result is a collection of artworks that transcend the literal, taking on an almost spiritual abstract quality characterized by dream-like forms and a vibrant, intense color palette.