Wicklund, Fredrik

  • ARTISTIC STATEMENT

    The intention of my art is to capture the enigmatic processes beneath the surface of our lives, the chapters that are written without our immediate influence. The monumental and stone-like impression in some of my paintings is my attempt to encapsulate the bygones, the manifestations of what has been, the peacefulness in what is both historically unchangeable and also a stepping-stone to something new.

    Visually, my main objective is to create a sense of optic harmony: to find the balance between the lightness of decorative elements and the profoundness and wisdom of the walls on which they rest. I try to challenge myself by using many different composition principles utilizing colors, fading, and structure.

    The layering technique represents how we create layers of experiences in our lives, scraping off whatever stands in our way on the path of discovering ourselves. At present, I work primarily with acrylics, gouache, ink and pastels combined with sand and lacquer, applying the substances with either a brush, spatula, knife, or even with my own fingers.

    My art is in a constant stage of development and I look forward to exploring new techniques and new forms of expression. Although many of my paintings reflect periods of my own life, I hope, with my current non-figurative approach, that the observer with his or her feelings and interpretations takes part in the process of creation.