Biography

Peter Frie

Born 1947 in Lysekil, Sweden. Lives and works in Båstad, Sweden.

Peter Frie’s paintings are rooted in the long tradition of landscape painting, and especially in the way of depicting the lansdscape as a powerfully charged mood. The paintings manifest a powerful sense of place, but they also have a metaphorical dimension, so that any overly explicit link with a certain place tends to become blurred. Frie does not reproduce views, but paints memories. Peter Frie frequently arranges his painted theme so that it is part of a white painted ground, leaving this ‘empty’ space to act as a balancing factor that emphasizes the landscape theme. The large white areas flanking the depicted image permit a sense of expansion, like a screen behind which a continuation of the landscape will be revealed.