Peter Frederiksen American, b. 1987

Overview

Peter Frederiksen uses nostalgic imagery popularised by the 'Golden Age' of cartoons to transform them into unique embroideries. 

His works siphon the humour, fear, haphazardness and sadness out of these cartoons in order to produce his own artistic language. A piano dangling precariously from a fraying rope, waiting to fall on an unsuspecting victim, or a note in a song rigged to explode. His works depict the tension before a moment of inevitable release. He uses mid-century cartoon aesthetics to capture the rising tensions between two parties, which culminate in an isolated snapshot image, that is void of context: the anxious moment before the eventual release of tension.

Works
  • Peter Frederiksen, There's only one thing left to do, 2020
    Peter Frederiksen
    There's only one thing left to do, 2020
    Freehand machine embroidery on linen
    15 x 20 cm
    On the back.
  • Peter Frederiksen, The night crept up on me, 2020
    Peter Frederiksen
    The night crept up on me, 2020
    Freehand machine embroidery on linen
    15 x 20 cm
    On the back.
  • Peter Frederiksen, It felt like years, 2021
    Peter Frederiksen
    It felt like years, 2021
    Freehand machine embroidery on linen
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    £ 825.00
  • Peter Frederiksen, It felt like months, 2021
    Peter Frederiksen
    It felt like months, 2021
    Freehand machine embroidery on linen
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Peter Frederiksen, It felt like days, 2021
    Peter Frederiksen
    It felt like days, 2021
    Freehand machine embroidery on linen
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
Exhibitions