Frida Hultcrantz


Uudenmaankatu 21.10.-8.11.2015

Frida Hultcrantz:
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu
21 October – 8 November 2015


“I would like to be unveiled, but not before I am loved the way I am.”

Anyone moving to a new country and culture will go through the building of identity. Frida Hultcrantz moved to Finland from Sweden 15 years ago, but the building of identity still continues.

In Hultcrantz’s paintings seduction meets covering, impressiveness meets modesty. It seems that the individuals depicted in the paintings seek attention by hiding themselves. “I want to show and give everything of myself,” says Hultcrantz, “but it happens through the eyes of others and their view is distorted.”

A reflective, beautifully draping fabric covers a female body in each of Hultcrantz’s works. It is, however, not a piece of clothing but rather like a cloak of invisibility. When wearing it, an individual can imagine that they will be seen and heard as they are.

“I cover myself because I am afraid that I will be unveiled. I know that one day I will explode.”

Frida Hultcrantz’s paintings at Galleria Huuto, Uudenmaankatu 35, Helsinki
21 October – 8 November 2015
Tue-Sun 12 pm – 5 pm