London, London

London, London

London, London

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Frida Starvid is an architect and artist living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work in abstract painting and sculpture is concerned with researching the field between architecture and sculpture, creating an experience that speaks directly to our senses.

Vernissage: 31/8 10:00-17:00

In this series of paintings, the motive is the National Theatre, a brutalist landmark on London´s South Bank. The building was designed by Denys Lasdun and completed in 1976. It has been equally despised and cherished throughout the years – as is the case with most brutalist buildings. Frida Starvid takes a huge leap away from realism in her interpretation. Using light and shadow, mass and void, colour and composition, her work seeks to enhance the sculptural qualities of the object, evoking a sense of instant awareness and contemplation.

Starvid holds a Master´s Degree in architecture from the Royal Institute of Technology and a post-master from the Royal Institute of Art. Through her studies, she has developed a deep understanding of how the human body interacts with built space. Her work has been exhibited in various venues including Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Jakobsbergs Konsthall, Konstnärsbaren and Galleri Stenhallen.