Introduction in English to Johan Frid’s exhibition

Introduction in English to Johan Frid’s exhibition

Welcome to a short introduction in English to Johan Frid’s exhibition in Umeå konsthall/Umeå Art Gallery. 87 works in total (painting, sketches and sculptures) make up the art installation “Kvarglömda skuggor” (Discarded Shadows) – a collection that depicts the disappearing and extinction of species.

“To me, Kvarglömda skuggor (Discarded Shadows) is about things disappearing completely from this world, and later also from our consciousness. Later generations risk never knowing what they have missed out on. But things that have been lost and forgotten might come back to haunt us, in new and unexpected forms.”
– Johan Frid

Johan Frid was born in 1971 and lives and works in Rådmansö, outside of Norrtälje. He studied at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997. Since his time at university, Frid’s works have featured people’s attitude to nature and their close surroundings. He has often been inspired by dioramas found in museums, scientific illustrations, parks, maps, and old landscape paintings. Frid mainly works with a seductive, romantic, and aesthetic view of nature and its darker, more complex side. His previous exhibitions include ”Öppet diorama”, Norrtälje Konsthall 2019, ”Kartan och terrängen”, Älvkarleby Sportfiske and Galleri Belenius 2021, ”Bättre 10 fåglar i skogen”, public art, Rimbo 2021.

You can see Johan Frid’s exhibition until January 22, 2023. More information at umea.se/konst.