EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION | Henrik Frei Larsson
About the artist
The artist Henrik Frei Larsson is an exceptional figure in the international art world. In the painterly execution, the artist handles the old-masterly craft to the highest perfection. He transfers his multilayered theme worlds to the present day, deeply touching and inwardly captivating the viewers. His outstanding technical spectrum includes one- to multi-part oil works on canvas, egg tempera, watercolour works in a yet unique artistic execution as well as masterly etchings. Narrative with an extremely precise brushwork and meticulous devotion to detail, the artist creates deep-dimensional worlds of images of great virtuosity and vital expressiveness. The magical complexity and depth of his works is reflected in the lively interplay of his versatile artistic subject:
The infinity of the universe, the power of creation, the continuous process of the life cycle, the humanity, the animal world, ancient nations and primeval beings and facets of our highly technical age are the pulsating source and thematic essence of his all-encompassing artistic work. The fascinating greatness of his work lies in the way he relates these individual components to each other, in order to create and feel the all-embracing wholeness. His works are phenomena of silence and contemplation as well as grasping symbols of the evolutionary life movement.
These immense pictorial expressive forces make what is depicted and what is familiar «re-experienceable», making the indwelling spirit of life and hope tangible.
1953 Born in Gothenburg, Sweden 1969 – 1973 Apprenticeship as lighting designer 1973 – 1974 Preliminary course at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich 1976 Start as a freelance artist in painting, etching and illustration 1974 – 1977 Drawing teacher class at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich 1977 – 1992 Illustrations for cinema films, film and advertising posters 1982 Diploma for the higher teaching profession in drawing at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich 1987 – 2007 Lecturer for manual printing technique at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich 1999 – 2000 Studio and artistic work in New York. In this period of time the «black and white watercolour series» was created 2010 – 2017 Expert for final examinations in visual design Zurich Since 2008 In Switzerland exclusively represented by gallery KUNST 7
Works purchased by museums and public institutions:
Kunsthaus Aarau, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Presidential Department of the City of Zurich, City of Aarau, Neuhaus Collection Salzburg Austria
Graphics Collection of ETH Zurich, etchings
Henrik Frei Larsson has been exclusively represented in Switzerland in the gallery KUNST 7 since 2008.
Watercolor and egg tempera