For the third time Galerie Voss will present the photographic work of the Stockholm-based artist Maria Friberg. Friberg, who has always considered her photographs and videos as a sort of paintings, approaches painting in regards to the production as well as the end result. Therefore the images in "The Painting Series" could be described as a documentation of a performance, where the individuals participate in a painterly process.

Just like the action painting of artists such as Jackson Pollock or the monochrome paintings by Yves Klein, the images are the direct results of the painterly gesture. Friberg sets up a situation where the paint flows and the individuals perform an improvised choreography, surrounded by paint. The images are elaborately staged, but they have not been digitally altered. The process is partially random, the final result isn’t revealed until after the images have been developed. 

With their chromatic, abstract eruptions, the images also refer to astronomical constellations or organic structures and they are simultaneously micro and macrocosms.

Exhibition opening: Friday, May 11th 2012 at 7 pm.

Maria Friberg was born in Malmö, Sweden in 1966. She studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, where she currently lives and works.

Solo Exhibitions
Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm
Passagen, Linköping

2012 „
The Painting Series, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
Galleria Galica, Milan
Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå
Sandvikens Konsthall, Sandvikens

Automatic thoughts and spinning wheels, Motala konsthall, Motala
The Painting Series, Bendana -Pinel, Paris
Teater Galleriet, Uppsala
Hotel Diplomat, curator: dep art ment, Stockholm

transmission, Conner Contemporary Art, DC
transmission, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm

"Way Ahead", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
"commoncause", Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens (GR)
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington (USA)

"Maria Friberg“ , Galleri 3, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (SE)
"Alongside Us", Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm (SE)
"Alongside Us", Galica Arte Contemporanea, Mailand (I)
MIT List Visual Arts Center Cambridge, Media Test Wall (May 19-June). Curator: Bill Arning Luleå Konsthall Kristinehamns Konstmuseum

"Fallout", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, (D)
embedded , Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC (USA)
Still Lives” , Skvöde Konsthall, Skvöde (SE)

2006 „
Working Model, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado (USA)

Galica Arte Contemporanea, Mailand (I)
Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm (SE)
Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC (USA)
Boys are us, Skärets Konsthall, Skäret (SE)
No Time to Fall II, Jr. Konsthallen, Linköping (SE)
Blown Out” , Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell
University, Ithaca, NY (USA)

Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteburg (SE)
Café Royal“ , Frankfurt (D)

2003 „
Endless Limit” , Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY (USA)
AM DC” , Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC (USA)
Embassy of Sweden, Washington (USA)„
Show up, Galica Arte Contemporanea, Milan (I)
Liquidación Total, with Lawrence Weiner, Madrid (ES)
Udda veckor (odd weeks), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)

2002 „
Seconds away, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm (SE)
Yvon Lambert, Paris (F)
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California (USA)
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota (USA)

Moderna Museet, Stockholm - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich - Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC - Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado - Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborg - Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö - Nationalmuseum, Stockholm - Ringier Collection - ZürichDG Bank, Frankfurt - Collection von Ribbentrop, Frankfurt - Goldman Sachs, London - Mario Testino, London - The Buhl Collection, New York - Thomas Olbricht, Essen - Museo Fortuny, Venedig.

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