Lovisa Sköld – explores a social realism where the viewer has difficulty not to put a smile on their faces. It is direct and yet subtle. In her oil painting she examines themes such as “Soft Polyester, the beauty and challenge of plastics”, “Men and failures in sports”, “The unpaid homework” and “Tired women”. Lovisa paints everyday situations that people are expected to be in, but where they may not want to be. Her work is characterized by desolate backgrounds with a detailed object in the foreground. There are almost always people in the paintings. Lovisa is Gothenburg-based and educated at the Academy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg.