Lin Petershagen is the daughter of painter Asbjørn Petershagen. Fine art painter living and working on the French Riviera. Born 1988 in Örebro, Sweden. Grew up in Os i Østerdalen, a small village on the East side of Norway. Worked in a private business painting furnitures straight after graduating in Art, Craft and Design studies at Upper Secondary School in Tynset, Norway in 2008. Started off with smaller exhibitions in the hometown, and has later on exhibited at different places in Norway, France and Monaco. She has done several painting commissions for private collectors in Norway, France, Monaco and Sweden.
Member of Comité National Monégasque and the International Association of Art, AIAP Unesco in Monaco (Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques).
PERSONAL PURPOSE OF ART
... Playing with contrasts, colors and composition is the main importance in these paintings. Working with acrylic is favorable for its quick time of drying, and to let the impulse flow as the current expression "wants" to be put on canvas. Inspiration comes from sounds, views and small things that are observed. Parts of photos are sometimes the basis used in the paintings by observation, but the personal style and choices around it plays a greater role, such as mentioned above. "Free effects" appear, and are sharpened by adding a covering color surface while saving parts of the contour lines. This combination between figurative realism and more abstract, almost surrealistic style, makes a sense of having two dimensions. The combination is an expression of the philosophic and sensible person inside.
What's always been, is yet to be seen.
Art itself, is timeless. Regardless of limiting yourself to a certain time epoch, or being expected to develop something new and shocking... It is about finding yourself in harmony, and being able to express that in a form of art. Using all inspiration and lessons in life to be returned in your own way. The “message” in the paintings does not necessarily have to be a political story from the news ... there is a reason why paintings are not written in words after all. Communication in other forms can speak for the soul in a different way … such as a melody, a color, the eyes of “Mona Lisa” or something we cannot quite put the finger on. It speaks in another language. A conscious choice of colors and composition put together with emotions in an advanced and devoted way with love, will let the paintings become alive ...
it will become art.
Reflections on Being an Artist and an Appreciation of Our Differences
WORDS AND PAINTINGS BY ARTIST LIN PETERSHAGEN
2021 Comité National Monégasque AIAP, 10 Quai Antoine 1st, Monaco, with artist Damian Pharren
2018 Hamar Kunstforening, Hamar, Norway
2016 Comité National Monégasque AIAP, 10 Quai Antoine 1st, Monaco, with father Asbjørn Petershagen
2009 Galleri Elgen, Tynset, Norway
2017 Innlandsutstillingen, Galleri Hamar kulturhus, Hamar, Norway
2016 Salon 2016 – Bizarre!, Monaco, modelling in the art video Mermaid by Marie-Aimée Tirole
2016 Galleri Hamar kulturhus, Hamar, Norway
2020 Artbox.Project Zürich 2.0, on digital screen and the art platform Artsy
2019 Artbox.Project Miami 2.0, on digital screen
2019 PArtbox.Project Zürich 1.0, on digital screen
2018 Nord-Østerdalsutstillinga, Galleri Elgen – Tynset kulturhus, Tynset, Norway
2016 Christmas Exhibition, Bergstadens Hotel, Røros, Norway, group exhibition
2016 Røros Kunstformidling, Røros, Norway
2016 Member Exhibition, Hamar Kunstforening, Hamar, Norway
2013 Continentalartfair, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
2012 Association des Jeunes Monégasque, Monaco
2012 Galleri Refset, Kirkenær
2011 Galleri 1912, Brumunddal, Norway, together with father Asbjørn Petershagen
2010 Alvdal togstasjon, Alvdal, Norway, together with father Asbjørn Petershagen
2009 Bifrost, Os i Østerdalen, Norway
2008 Summer Exhibition, Galleri Elgen, Tynset, Norway
ARTWORK IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
2015 Painting, Palais Princier de Monaco, Monaco
2013 Paintings, Villa Saint Exupéry, Nice, France
2011 Paintings, Os Trekultur, Røros, Norway