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Fredrik Söderberg, Symbols and Tools, 2011. watercolour on paper

Fredrik Söderberg, Aleister Crowley in his Robe, 2011. watercolour on paper

Fredrik Söderberg, Landscape 1, 2011. watercolour on paper

Fredrik Söderberg creates cryptic dream-like scenes and complicated geometric works, collaging content from different sources relating to his eclectic interests. These span from Nordic mythology, photos of spiritual gatherings, references to the of work C.S Lewis and Carl Larsson, and icongraphic images from Eastern philosophies. Dissolving the boundaries between history and myth, narrative and the conceptual, Söderberg explores the esoteric and the occult with a charming sincerity and devotion.

During his time at Gasworks, Söderberg will be developing a project centering on the writer, poet, astrologer, mystic and artist Aleister Crowley, a hugely influential occultist, active in the UK at the turn of the 20th century. 

The artist's recent solo shows include: A Journey Back and Forth, The National Historical Museum, Stockholm, Sweden (2011); Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (2010); Schnittraum/Lutz Becker Gallery, Cologne, Germany (2008); Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweeden (2008); Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway; Galleri UKS, Olso, Norway (2006)

This residency is supported by IASPIS, Sweden.