Galleri Susanne Ottesen (DK)

Galleri Susanne Ottesen was founded in 1983 by Susanne Ottesen and is one of the pioneering galleries in Denmark to champion a generation of local and international contemporary artists, each with a radical and distinctive approach to the possibilities of art.

Fredrik Tydén, Weird Tales, installation view, 2020, Galleri Susanne Ottesen

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"When I introduce a digital element when working with a sculpture, in a way the image of the sculpture is already given to me up front. So from here the work is basically about breaking down the shape that is already there. It's a reverse way of working: you do not start with nothing, you start with everything, and then the task is to make it acceptable as a sculpture, by trying to bring it back to a tangible zero point."

Fredrik Tydén

Fredrik Tydén (DK)

Fredrik Tydén approaches sculpture as a sphere that is simultaneously physical and metaphysical, always anchored in an open and constantly evolving track. Though his sculptures tend to appear as singular objects, they exist in a constant dialogue with both ornamentation, decoration and architecture, where movement and the presence of dynamic surfaces are essential qualities. Tydén’s use of materials is wide-ranging, including everything from bronze to 3D-printing to plant beds. His works offer several – often contradictory – points-of-departure.

Fredrik Tydén (1985, DK) lives and works in Vordingborg (DK). Tydén received his MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (DK). He has been the recipient of the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Talent Prize (2020) and The Remmen Foundation Prize (2017). Tydén’s site-specific commissions include Aarhus University Hospital and Skovsnogen Artspace.

Namirrha

Silver bronze, 55,5 x 44,5 x 35 cm. FT/S 26. Edition 1 of 3
2022

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E_7_12

Patinated bronze, 133 x 54 x 5 cm. FT/S 8. Edition 1 of 3
2022

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Firenze_1

Patinated bronze, 32,5 x 84 x 6 cm. FT/S 10. Unique
2022

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Digits

Patinated bronze, 31,5 x 24 x 14 cm. FT/S 35. Unique
2022

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Digits

Patinated bronze, 68 x 12,5 x 7 cm. FT/S 14. Unique
2022

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Lilje_2 2022

Silver bronze, 12,5 x 29,5 x 7 cm. FT/S 56. Unique
2022

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Fredrik Tydén, Weird Tales, 2022, installation view, Galleri Susanne Ottesen

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Fredrik Tydén, Weird Tales, 2022, installation view, Galleri Susanne Ottesen

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Fredrik Tydén, Weird Tales, 2022, installation view, Galleri Susanne Ottesen

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Fredrik Tydén, Weird Tales, 2022, installation view, Galleri Susanne Ottesen

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Fredrik Tydén, Weird Tales, 2022, installation view, Galleri Susanne Ottesen

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It had been Karsden who had stood forward, a week ago, as was the right of any aboard, to propose the Squid make the derivation from the standard course, directly into the atmosphere. Karsden’s nerve had taken everyone by surprise. Whence came this challenge to the squid’s autonomy? Karsden was the first to admit that everyone aboard certainly owed their existence to the squid’s prescience and intervention, way back when. And blind adherence to its principles had served them well since. But there had not been a proven single instance of the squid’s interest in the human crew for more than fifteen years. And the instances before could well be imaginary. Karsden didn’t actually say any heretical words, or go far as to suggest that the squid might not be all the Squid believed it to be. But once they’d allowed Karsden to be the one who proposed the derivation, and risked alienating the squid by this intervention, they were willing to hear the proposal. Karsden was strangely disappointed when the squid did not react, killing them on the spot, as it had done poor Norx back in twenty-seven.

Excerpt from Ship called Squid, 2021 by Mark von Schlegell. Full text available on: https://susanneottesen.dk/exhibition/weird-tales/

Fredrik Tydén

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