(left) Soluppgång I Öknen (Sunrise in the desert), 2021, oil on linen, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm); (right) Natt Till Dag (Night to Day), 2021, oil on canvas, 74 × 146 in. (187.9 × 370.8 cm)
Soluppgång I Öknen (Sunrise in the desert), 2021, oil on linen, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Soluppgång I Öknen (Sunrise in the desert), 2021, oil on linen, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
(left) Steaming Volcanos, 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm); (centre) Blödande Sol (Bleeding Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm); (right) Mjölkregn över mjukt landskap (milk rain over soft landscape), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in. (152.40 × 121.92 cm)
Blödande Sol (Bleeding Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm)
Steaming Volcanos, 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Steaming Volcanos, 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
(left) Mjölkregn över mjukt landskap (milk rain over soft landscape), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in. (152.40 × 121.92 cm); (right) Tidigt Var (Spring Welcome), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Mjölkregn över mjukt landskap (milk rain over soft landscape), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in. (152.40 × 121.92 cm)
(left) Soluppgång I Öknen (Sunrise in the desert), 2021, oil on linen, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm); (centre) Natt Till Dag (Night to Day), 2021, oil on canvas, 74 × 146 in. (187.9 × 370.8 cm);(right) Sorbet Hills, 2021, oil on canvas, 16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.4 cm)
Natt Till Dag (Night to Day), 2021, oil on canvas, 74 × 146 in. (187.9 × 370.8 cm)
(left) Natt Till Dag (Night to Day), 2021, oil on canvas, 74 × 146 in. (187.9 × 370.8 cm);(right) Sorbet Hills, 2021, oil on canvas, 16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.4 cm)
Sorbet Hills, 2021, oil on canvas, 16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.4 cm)
Lugnaren (the calmer), 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Lugnaren (the calmer), 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
(left) Röd Sol (Red Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm); (right) Lugnaren (the calmer), 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Röd Sol (Red Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm)
(left) Tidigt Var (Spring Welcome), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in (152.4 × 121.9 cm); (right) Guldflod (gold river), 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Guldflod (gold river), 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Tidigt Var (Spring Welcome), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Tidigt Var (Spring Welcome), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
(left) Steaming Volcanos, 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm); (right) Blödande Sol (Bleeding Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm)
(left) Blödande Sol (Bleeding Sun), 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm); (right) Mjölkregn över mjukt landskap (milk rain over soft landscape), 2021, oil on canvas, 60h × 48w in. (152.40 × 121.92 cm)
(left) Gyllene Kvinna (Golden Woman), 2021, 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm); (right) Steaming Volcanos, 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm)
Gyllene Kvinna (Golden Woman), 2021, 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm)
Gyllene Kvinna (Golden Woman), 2021, 2021, oil on canvas, 68h × 48w in. (172.7 × 121.9 cm)
Goda Nyheter (Good News), 2021, Oil on canvas, 32h × 26w in. (81.28h × 66.04w cm)
Goda Nyheter (Good News), 2021, Oil on canvas, 32h × 26w in. (81.28h × 66.04w cm)
Steaming Volcanos, 2021, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.40 × 121.92 cm)

Camilla Engström’s first solo exhibition in Sweden Målningar till Mamma och Pappa (Paintings for Mum and Dad) is now open at Carl Kostyál | Hospitalet in Stockholm

“This is the first time my parents have seen an exhibition of my work. They have been very supportive and sometimes lent me cash for all these years I spent running around the world so now I want to dedicate this show to them.” – Camilla Engström, September 2021

Engström was born in Örebro, Sweden, in 1989. Having tested the water in Shanghai and New York City, she landed in Los Angeles. Her bucolic, metaphysical landscapes celebrate the healing properties of Mother Nature. Their trippy, hallucinogenic palette and voluptuous curving forms call to mind the cut-outs of Henri Matisse, while channelling the female energy of Georgia O’Keeffe, Yayoi Kusama and her fellow Swede Hilma Af Klint. Hailed as both “feminist and fecund”, Engström’s art offers an uplifting riff on millennials’ preoccupations spawned by the digital realm, from body shaming to the cult of the self.

Engström’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Returning Home’, Over The Influence Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); ‘Husa’s Garden’, Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); ‘Flora’, Cooler Gallery, New York (2017); ‘Faces’, Deli Gallery, New York (2016); ‘Camilla Engstrom’,Room Salon, New York (2016).

Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York and Stockholm, when part of ‘Stockholm Sessions’ in May 2021 with Carl Kostyál Gallery.

 

 

Photography © Carl Kostyál (Viktor Fordell)