About the Artist
Stine Kjaernsbeck is a Norwegian linocut artist who lives in the the archipelago in Stockholm.
In her studio she creates hand-printed linocuts, blurring the line between graphics and painting.
Stine works a lot to bring out variegation in the print itself, to create life, movement and depth in the artworks. A “perfect” print is not the goal, individual artworks are created here and not classic print series.
Stine grew up in Norway, with a father who is a lithographer. In high school, she studied art and here she tried linocuts for the first time. Many years later, she found some of her works from school and with that, a desire was aroused in Stine to take up this knowledge.
When Stine creates she likes to use other techniques in her creation such as watercolor to create a dynamic between the static in the print, and the more alive watercolor. She is also no stranger to taking her art to new mediums and exploring how she can strengthen their message on various platforms. During the period 21/22, Stine collaborated with her younger brother where they created an art film based on Stine’s artwork with the help of several different people who interpreted Stine’s art.
She often works with the female body. To explore how she can portray the woman without sexualizing her and normalize the naked body. Stine thinks that the female body itself is very exciting and interesting to work with, all the shapes and emotions that a body can create just by being and how can she as an artist convey this without objectifying the body.
Stine wants to challenge the sexual shame over the female body in society and challenge you as a viewer to think one step further.”