Fredrik Söderberg

With the use of watercolours, mineral colours and gold leaf, Fredrik Söderberg creates an imaginative world, always searching for a deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind human behaviour and its implications in a historical context. Art history, philosophy, spirituality and existential queries infuse Söderberg’s artistic process and serve as a backdrop for his work. Balancing complex issues in the grey area between good and evil; light and shadow, Fredrik Söderberg’s paintings are a result of intense concentration and imbued with a timeless beauty. His oeuvre encompasses meticulously executed watercolours, abstract paintings and richly illustrated publications.

Fredrik Söderberg (born in Örebro 1972) is based in Stockholm. He holds an MFA from University College of Arts, Craft & Design and has also studied at the Royal Institute of Art. A comprehensive survey of his watercolours dated 2008-2019 is currently presented in the solo exhibition Fredrik Söderberg, Watercolours 2008-2019 at the Nordic Watercolour Museum which runs to 26 April. In addition, he is represented in the exhibition Start at Örebro konsthall, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Örebro Art School. Recent exhibitions include Kristianstad konsthall (with Christine Ödlund) during the autumn of 2019. Further, Söderberg has exhibited at the Swedish History Museum, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, and in numerous gallery exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. His works are included in the collections of Moderna Museet, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Public Art Agency Sweden, The Nordic Watercolor Museum as well as in private collections.

Press

2020
”…lapptäcken av oroande estetik.”, Johanna Theander / Konsten.net Read more…
”Ett utsökt och tidskrävande hantverk skapar bildernas suggestiva kraft.”
, Kristina Maria Mezei / Omkonst Read more…
”…en av våra mest intressanta samtidskonstnärer.”, Dennis Dahlqvist / SVT Read more…
”…materialiserar kampen mellan ordning och upplösning…”
, Sara Arvidsson / GP Read more…

2019
”…laddas den dova koloriten och det sparsmakade uttrycket med en inre spänning…, Håkan Nilsson / SvD Read more…

2018
”Fredrik Söderberg mellan himmel och helvete”, Mårten Arndtzén / SR Read more… 
”Hieronymus Bosch framstår som tam jämfört med det här”,
Joanna Persman / SvD Read more…
”Abstrakt realism hos Söderberg och Mårtensson”, Magnus Bons / Konsten.net Read more…
”Djävulen i detaljerna”, Susanna Slöör / Omkonst Read more… 
”Fem starka galleriutställningar i Stockholm”
 , Birgitta Rubin / DN Read more… 

2017
”Stramt, stiliserat naivt, fantasifullt, sprött vackert och uttrycksfullt”, Nils Forsberg / Expressen Read more…
”…nytolkning av en gammal undergång…”, Clemens Poellinger / SvD Read more… 

Exhibitions

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