Lina Scheynius

Switzerland, Zurich Christophe Guye Galerie

Lina Scheynius (SE, 1981) rose to fame after stepping into the footsteps of Jürgen Teller to do a 52-week photo column for ZEITMagazin, Germany’s most influential weekly magazine. Touchingly casual, Scheynius captures scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself with an arresting honesty. At once both voyeur and participant, the surprisingly strong sexual undertone and refreshingly explicit but still poised nudity in her work challenges traditional theories about the female role as inactive and objectified. By way of a narrative fluidity her images transport the onlooker into the artist’s intimate world, sharing some of the most private details of her life.