Materials play an important part in the work of Anja Fredin. The artist makes careful selections based on the material’s tactility and expressive characters, and sometimes – like the goatskins hanging in her studio – because of their cultural connotations. Fredin’s spatial collages inhabit non-synchronized perceptions of time and space often combining physical objects with video projections. In the extreme heat in Europe in the summer of 2018, Fredin found an enormous amount of dead insects that she collected and combined with footage of dead trees she had filmed while in the Grand Canyon. Like much of her work the combination of the two subjects results in a spatial collage, held together on the basis of poetics rather than any internal logic. - Youri Guepin
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A reflection of my fascinations, inspiration and work process the past year.
Impermanence.Anja Fredin.pdf
Anja Fredin - Fine Art

Anja Fredin - Fine Art

20 februari 1975
  1. Artist statement; wat is je specialisme, wat maakt jouw werk uniek?

    I’m a collector of observations and I make spatial collages, investigating how to strengthen a poetic gesture that makes you stop to find your own truths. I’m fascinated by the alterability of reality. The realization of the freedom, that comes with the fact that everything is changeable. Reality is not as real as we think. We are part of creating what we perceive.
    I don't want to tell a story through my work, because the story is already there. People have
    their own story. They don't need mine. I provide thinking space for others to get their own story without steering them. But what I do want is to show material, the beauty of material, and communicate in that manner.

  2. Wat zijn je ambities? Wat wil je over vijf jaar bereikt hebben?

    I'll keep observing my surroundings in everyday life and while traveling. I will make visual notes, put them together in knots of space and share them with people who are open and willing to take the time.

  3. Wat is het belangrijkste dat je hebt geleerd tijdens je studie?

    More about myself ... and patience.