FREDRIK NOREN / AND ITEMS END
MAY 27 - JUNE 28, 2018
The sculptures presented in the show are inspired by forms found in functional objects from our close environment. Tables and chairs are pushed towards abstraction and take new forms, at the expense of their original functions. The forms of these new, still unidentified, objects are foremost the outer shell of an internal happening, where objects with clear predetermined basic functions and in total lack of any real unicity or uniqueness, suddenly are allowed to achieve autonomy.
And Items End alludes to patterns within production industry and consumer habits and thereby allows the works to act as contemporary symbols of a time when broken objects around us have increased in numbers. Fredrik’s work comments on our times, our view on life and the way we choose to categorise our environment. By dissolving the most well known and commonly occurring from our close environment, artist performs a gentle scraping on the surface of a conception of the world we normally perceive as evident.
The sculptures are humanised. The artist dissolves the predefined meaning of what these objects are meant to communicate when isolating them from the context they were originally presented in. In this way the new, altered object illustrates an embellished decay, where the lack of function seems beautiful. In their new shapes the objects exist beyond definitions of pretty or ugly and in the interaction between playfulness and seriousness. This challenges and questions our own perception and our expectations of our surroundings, our close environment transcends from being static and evident into becoming quite uncertain.