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Frederikke Lange

 

Frederikke Lange is a Danish artist and illustrator who aims to create art that influences people. She uses surrealism to illustrate expressions we find in each other. The stories she tells are revealed in subtle and curious details hidden in her art.

She studied graphic design and visual communication at KADK, Copenhagen and resides in the city today, along with her family.

Frederikke combines water with acrylic, ink or gouache and has a passion for paper, sourcing old stock with a unique tactility and history. She is inspired by a range of sources and is particularly interested in the work of Alex Foxton and his expressionist method of sketching the human body.  

She has exhibited widely, primarily in Denmark in sites including The Royal Danish Opera, Vitra, Blaagaards Galleri, Copenhagen Municipality, and Ofelia Beach.

Q. Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist… 

A. I’ve always loved painting. It began with me drawing in front of the stove when I was a kid. I have had the pen in my ever since.

 

Q. Describe your work in three words… 

A. Warm, Odd, Curious

 

Q. When do you make your best work? 

A. When I’m happy and free of obligations. So when the pace is high and a lot of things are going - this is where I do my best work.  

 Q. What influences do traditional cultures have on your work? 

A.  I like the way different cultures use different techniques. This inspires me to try to mix up the media on which I create my art. And it has always been like this. I have done anything from sand art to porcelain sculptures alongside my constant stream of drawn arts. 

 

Q. Silence or sound while creating? If sound, what? 

A. Sound. What I listen to varies. ATM  I like martha Wainwright, Billie Eilish, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, fleetwood mac.

  

Q. Artist whose career you covet? 

A. Jamie Hayon, Kvium

 

Q. Is art making therapeutic for you? 

A. Yes… 

Q. What are you most proud of? 

A. My kids…. Ha ha… I’m not always satisfied with the outcome. But I’m always proud. And I always love the process. 

 

Q. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? 

A. Doing mainly what I love. Having a big old house which I can renovate besides creating all sorts of art pieces. 

 

Q. If you could travel anywhere to create for a while, where would you go? 

A. My aunt's house in Norway. She’s the best.

Q. If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be? 

A. Picasso. I guess that’s obvious. But i really would like to drink with him.

  

Q. What messages or emotions do you hope to convey to your audience? 

A. Not feeling bad about your own mortality when you have art. 

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