Fredrik Söderberg b. 1972

Overview

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 (b. 1972 in Örebro) 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 was recently presented in the solo exhibition Fredrik Söderberg, Watercolours 2008-2019 at the Nordic Watercolour Museum in 2020. In addition, he was represented in the exhibition Start at Örebro konsthall, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Örebro Art School in the Spring of 2020. Other 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.

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