30 December 2021 to 23 January 2022
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Jens Fröberg's paintings seem remote from the world and mysterious – as if they had survived the passage of time, although they were created only recently. The brushwork is intense, and the subtle shifts in color and texture are brought out through many individual layers of paint. With their rough surfaces and worn edges, they reveal their vulnerable bodies.
In his exhibition at the Startgalerie, Fröberg shows a series of works whose content move between figuration, abstraction and concept. The motif is so reduced so that shapes, colors, brushstrokes and light come to the fore. Ideas come to him while seeing, reading and thinking about art. At first glance simple and straightforward, the often small-format, intimate paintings contain an additional investigative quality, which deals with art movements such as Minimalism and Color Field Painting and occasionally refer to more specific works. He plays with these concepts and sees the appeal in breaking down existing ideas to create new situations. Each painting’s own language nevertheless remains intact.
Jens Fröberg born 1983 in Malmö/Schweden │ Academy of fine arts Vienna (Erwin Bohatsch) │ Diploma 2017
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