Eva Hansen Sjøvold (b. 2001) is an up-and-coming young painter from Mo I Rana in northern Norway, currently based in Oslo. The mural she has painted for Løkka-Lykke 2022 at Marstrandgata 12 is her first one ever.
In her own words: "As a queer, I'm interested in the androgynous and experiment a lot with visual language in relation to this. I want to find ways to express the "inner space", that is, the lives of others and my own emotional life through figurative painting. I like to paint others rather than myself, because in that way these characters can become something I use to understand both myself and those I paint."
Marthe, Alexander & Me
"The motif I've painted is two friends of mine, slightly turned apart, in a purple-blue light. I wanted to make something that was queer - but at the same time not so clearly queer, inspired by the way you meet other queer people on the street. Maybe they smile a little at each other, without people around noticing this connection. It's a gay man and a lesbian - it could have been a painting about romantic love, but still it is not."