COPENHAGEN.- Fredrik Lindqvist works with woodcuts. Clippings from pop music magazines, advertisements and books on animals are used as models for the underlying picture. The various clippings are set together as collages and painted over on wood panels. Afterwards, the woodprints are transferred by press onto plain-coloured, dotted or flowery fabrics. The resultant printed materials are then sewn together with a coarse black thread to form a single work.
The works consist of many pictures in one and the same picture, and describe the stressed, high tempo society of today, and the constant stream of images which surround and bombard us from amongst other things, shifting TV channels.
Fredrik Lindqvist mixes humour with dead seriousness. Middle age printing technique meets serious modern features, with time clash as a consequence.
Fredrik Lindqvist, born 1968 in Kristianstadt, Sweden and living in Munich, has been educated at the Art Academys in Umeå Sweden and Düsseldorf, Germany. His works are represented at both the Modern Museum and National Museum in Stockholm, the British Museum in London and in addition, a number of other museums and institutions in Sweden. His works are also found with private collectors in Sweden, Germany and other countries.