Preben Frederiksen (1946 - 2020)
Drawings from the Faroe Islands
18 January - 3 April 2022
Preben Frederiksen was an artist and painter and had been a student at the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts at a very young age.
He was preoccupied with nature and the meeting of culture and nature. Together with his wife, he had countless stays in the Faroe Islands, where he mainly photographed. Often it was details, such as ropes by the ships or a rusty lock in a door, that occupied him. He cropped his photos and carefully selected which should be the starting point for drawings or paintings.
Among Preben Frederiksen's many surviving drawings and paintings, we have selected pencil drawings with motifs from the Faroe Islands in the period 1997-2010 for the café exhibition.
When he drew, there were 4-5 Caran D’ache pencils with different hardness by his side - 2B, 3B, 5B, 6B - and he was always aware of which dark / light tone he should use. Out of the work with the one color, which is the one from the pencil, came the large drawings, which contain all shades from white to carbon black.