Layers of patterns of different rhythms and scales are often juxtaposed and wild brush strokes meet the impeccable lines that determine the artist’s painting style. References to art history can be found in Frieberg’s striking frames that she often has gilded in copper or gold. They are treated as integral parts of the works, expanding the canvas while being reminiscent of Medieval or Renaissance paintings. At times she even takes up particular historic paintings.
In outdoor experiments or spatial installations Frieberg’s painterly practice goes beyond her work on canvas. Curious about how the grid structure that often dominates her paintings would react in nature, Frieberg pulled a tied grid of 53 monochrome plywood boards behind a boat across the water of Lake Naten in Sweden. The boards in this painting performance, titled ‘Dawn, Naten’ (2013), were all painted in colours alluding to the artist’s long-standing practice of studying dusks and dawns.
When conceiving exhibitions, Frieberg takes on the role of a choreographer, letting her paintings interact, or work together as figures. At times, the artist even makes use of the gallery walls as her painting ground, transforming the whole venue into one spatial indoor painting on which her canvases stand out as objects.
From 2016–18, Frieberg founded and led the painting workshop at Konstfack Stockholm. Since 2013, she has been invited to give lectures and workshops at institutions like The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, or Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel. Her work is part of the collections of the Moderna Museet and Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm, amongst other public collections.