Elisabeth Östin (1989) lives and works in Arrie. She has a master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Malmö in 2019 with a semester at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
Östin has previously shown her works at Ravinen Kulturhus, Galleri Rostrum, Public Support in Vestfossen, Norway, Galleri Arnstedt, Skissernas Museum, Galleri Obra, Sölvesborgs Konsthall, Digitaliseum and Galleri Thomas Wallner.
Her works are represented at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and are part of the State Art Council’s collection, Uppsala municipality’s collection and private collections. In 2022 and 2020, she was awarded the Artists’ Board’s one-year work grant.
“I am fascinated by painting as a kind of images for the unknown. Then I don’t mean the unknown as in ghosts, perhaps more like inner phantoms and nooks and crannies. The dimension that lies between the expressed and the perceived. “The mystery” might have been a good expression of it if it didn’t mean there was an answer involved. And it doesn’t. But at the same time; for me, the paintings have to contain just that: something unresolved. And that’s as close as I’m able to describe it. Because as soon as I try to formulate myself around my paintings, I come back to words like fog and gap. These are the concepts of the formless and elusive.