Hippolyte Studio 9.11.-2.12.2012, Fredrik Weerasinghe: Natura Morte


Yrjönkatu 8–10 (courtyard), 00120 Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 612 33 44, www.hippolyte.fi
Open: Tue–Fri 12–17, Sat–Sun 12–16

Since the late 1990’s, Fredrik Weerasinghe has worked on landscapes and objects that have a fictitious and artificial origin. In his works the landscapes of French 17th century paintings and background scenery from cartoons were processed and transformed into a hybrids of highly acclaimed art and kitsch. In his latest work the Natura Morte suite, photographs of real animals and natural milieu are manipulated to become a familiar scenography, which at a further glance turns out to have more of an unnatural nature.

Fredrik Weerasinghe was born in Malmö, Sweden and in the 1990s studied fine art, design, architecture and photography at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Academy of Fine Art in Rome and Naples and at The Art Students League in New York. He graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design (P.G. Dip. in Fine Art) 2001 and from Byam Shaw / Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (Master of Fine Art) 2003, in London. Fredrik Weerasinghe has had commissions by Pfizer, Museum of Emigration and the City of Malmö in Sweden and he has exhibited in galleries and institutions in Sweden, Italy, England, Greece and USA.

For more information and press images, please contact:
Petronella Grönroos, exhibition co-ordinator / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte +358 9-612 33 44, firstname.lastname@hippolyte.fi


Fredrik Weerasinghe, Natura Morte V, Gicléeprint, 2012