As a Norwegian visual artist based in Bergen, Norway, Lina L. Jordan started her art & design studio NORWAY STAMP.
Her artworks are inspired by nature, people and fairy tales. She invites you to discover her world through her illustrations, acrylic and oil creations, installation and videos. Lina was born in China, studied in France, then moved to Norway in her 20s. She has experienced many cultures around the world, and find diversity exciting. New cultures, cultures that meet and the emerging societies that arise when people move across borders.
Lina said, ``I live in a mixed -cultural world, rather than asking where I come from, please consider me a citizen of the world. For me I think art is a very complex thing, like a pearl, it started with a grain of sand, then layer upon layer until it becomes a pearl.``
Inspired by many cultures, each one has left a layer of influence on her artworks. Her works have a lot of mystery stories in the Norway woods and Nordic sea and from the Chinese philosophy and fairy tales. Her works include surrealistic illusion in either bold or dreamy ways, exploring the human subconscious using visual illusions with symbolic meanings. Those details want to create a hallucinogenic realism. At this current moment, it seems only by appearing in scenes from the wonderland. Her works are soulful calls for peace, which leads the audience to think and reflect on reality.
Through a meticulous approach to her original arts, she has made a very positive impression among her collectors. Her work has been featured and collected in museums, galleries and private individuals in many countries. Like the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, Huaren Contemporary Art Museum in China, Art shark gallery in China, and Nygaarsparken in Norway, etc. In recent years, her art books and zines have been presented in many art fairs and events. Her artworks have been reported in many media and press in various countries. And her works are selected by Bergen Art Book Fair in Norway, Oslo foto festival in Norway, Design fair in Norway, and selected by BUTIKKEN ART AND BOOKS in Denmark, etc. Her works are launching at many art and design stores in various countries. Like Bergen Art Museum KODE shop, Danish design shop Illumsbolighus, University Museum of Bergen shop, The Hanseatic Museum and Bergen aquarium shop in Norway, etc. Oversea, Lina L. Jordan´s “Underwater collection” worked with VIDA in U.S.A., cooperated with the “BEN LAI” art book shop in China, etc.