October 18, 2023 / November 25, 2023

Valley of the Moon

Camilla Engström

2 Rue Des Saussaies
Paris 75008
Open: Tuesday– Saturday, 11AM – 7PM

Over the Influence is delighted to present for the very first time in Paris, Camilla Engström.

Camilla Engström did not start painting nude figures because she was hot, but she was hot while painting them. Sweltering temperatures combined with a shoddy air conditioning unit transformed her Ojai live-work space into something of an inferno over the last few months. While there is nothing like extreme heat to remind you of your corporeal form, all its folds, functions, and fluids, exploring figuration was a natural and inevitable progression in Engström’s practice. Valley of the Moon features five portraits and eight new landscapes that together animate a lush, luminous world, rich with iconographic and mythological allusions and only a little feverish.


Camilla Engström

B. 1989 Örebro, SE. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Working with intuition and openness to the subconscious, Camilla Engström’s paintings celebrate the turbulent power of the natural world. In turns irreverent and spiritually rousing, Engstrom’s work calls forth a reminder of our physical place within the vastness of the universe. Her work is in many ways a natural continuation of the visual conversation started by Georgia O’Keeffe.