Fredrik Söderberg & Carl Larsson
Carl Larsson is perhaps Sweden’s best-known and most beloved artist. After attending the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Stockholm he worked as an illustrator of books, magazines and newspapers. He also spent several years in France. On his return to Sweden he and his wife Karin Larsson, also an artist, combined traditional rural Swedish design with modern concepts of color and pattern in the family’s newly acquired house in the village of Sundborn in Dalecarlia. The Larssons created a style that has had extraordinary impact on interior design both nationally and internationally. In 1997 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London presented an exhibition entitled “Carl and Karin Larsson: Creators of the Swedish Style” which underlines the importance of this aspect. In 1894 Carl Larsson began to paint a series of watercolors of his home and family, which were published in book form in 1899 under the title “Ett hem” (A home). These works have been strongly influential in the creation of the image of Sweden, and have spread the knowledge of their design. As an artist he created several prominent monumental works – such as large frescoes in schools, museums and other public buildings. Carl Larsson is represented in all major Swedish museum collections.
Fredrik Söderberg is born 1972 in Örebro, Sweden. He lives and works in Stockholm. He graduated from Konstfack in 2000. Parallel to his exhibition at Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall he will be opening a solo exhibition at Milliken Gallery, Stockholm. This spring he participates in the Armory Show, as well as exhibiting at the Rental Gallery in New York. This exhibition was preceded by a show at Galleri Brandstrup in Oslo in 2007. In Sweden Söderberg has been included in group exhibitions at amongst others Skulpturens hus, Stockholm (2004), Marabouparken, Sundbyberg (2004) and Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg (2003). In addition the artist has designed several album covers for IDEAL records.