Projektbeskrivning

GLAS

FREDRIK NIELSEN

“Fredrik Nielsen (b. 1977) is the poster boy of cool rebellion, rocking an attitude that makes Swedish contemporary glass beat with a pulse. Stimulated by aspects of popular culture, Nielsen assimilates graffiti, music, videos and performance within his practice as a glass artist creating a form of kitsch that is continuously experimental. Improvisation has fueled his inspiration for pushing the material boundaries of glass beyond something banal and he is not afraid of taking risks to establish his own artistic license. Smooth surfaces and balanced form are sacrificed in place of sculptures that are rough around the edges and appear unfinished.

Many of his sculptures are embellished with statements that challenge the hierarchies within art and these concepts were expressed in an installation titled WannabeArt which was part of the exhibition Forms of Seduction at Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm in 2009. Through his ardent process of experimentation and colorful accessorization, Nielsen creates glass forms that completely destroy the ideas of standard normality. Instead, the unconventional emerges as a powerful statement and his attitude of rebellion becomes a refreshing break from tradition reaching out to alter viewer expectations.”

~ Anne Klontz, Independent Curator

Utbildning

2013/2014 Project Programme, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2009/2010 Project Programme, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington, USA
2005 -2007 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington, USA
1998 -2001 Orrefors Glass School, Orrefors, Sweden

Utställningar

2017 Walk the line , Group show, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
2016 Glaskonst efter 200 0, Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Glass is tomorrow , National museum Design, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 New Works , Group show, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
‘+46708420971’ , S12, Bergen, Norway
Aurora , Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Pull, Twist, Blow — Transforming The Kingdom of Crystal , American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, USA
Pull, Twist, Blow , – Transforming The Kingdom of Crystal, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA.
Nordic Contemporary Glass , the Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden
2011 De/Constructing the Norm , Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Public Glass , San Francisco, CA, USA
2010 FREDRIK NIELSEN C/O Cecilia Wingård , Rugerup 182, Stehag, Sweden
2009 Diablo Glass School , Boston, MA, USA
2009 Public Glass , San Francisco, CA, USA
2009 Forms of Seductions , group show, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Relationer , group show, Hovdala Slott, Sweden
2008 Wannabekonst , Svensk Form, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Whats glaskonst , Unique Glass, Gothenburg, Swed en
2006 Ready or Not , The Glassery, Stockholm, Sweden

Representerad

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden (2010)
Joan Stonechiper Collection, USA
Pinskey’s Collection, San Francisco, USA
Private collections in Sweden, Finland and USA

Kontaktuppgifter

fredrik@fredriknielsen.se