Karin Frostenson. Present time, Past time, Dream time
The Thiel Gallery presents a retrospective and thematic exhibition with Karin Frostenson (b. 1946), with works from 1960–2018. Frostenson belongs to the early sixties generation of cross-border visual artists. She worked early on to include cartoons in her artistry and is particularly known for social-critical paintings and the work with the underground newspaper Puss. Together with, among others, Lars Hillersberg, Lena Svedberg and Carl-Johan de Geer, Karin Frostenson contributed with some fifty series and illustrations. References from advertising and commercial images are mixed with old photographs, satire, Japanese woodcuts and Western art history. Paintings of nature, portraits and satire are themes that link to the collections at the Thiel Gallery, but there is also a personal connection to the house as Karin Frostenson is the great grandchild of Ernest Thiel.