The Discomforting Sculptures of Fredrik Raddum

"Pillow Man" by Fredrik Raddum

“Pillow Man”

Fredrik Raddum is a Norwegian sculptor and installation artist based in Oslo. I’ve been hoarding pictures of his work on my hard drive waiting for a current event by which to share some of them. Now is the time!*

*Especially if you’re in Norway.
"Tower of Denial" by Fredrik Raddum

“Tower of Denial”

Now through September 16th, Raddum is showing a new body of work, Malaise, at Galleri Bradstrup in Oslo.

Fredrick Raddum is diving into the dark side of the human nature, searching for “The Human Condition”. The title “Malaise” has its origin from French and can be described as a feeling of discomfort, uneasiness, and a feeling that something is not right. With Raddum’s pieces one gets the general feeling that something bad might happen, or is commencing.

Indeed, the incongruity between the medium (large-scale whimsical, polyurethane plastic “toys”) and messages (lots of hangings and beheadings) affords you an uncomfortable feeling of doubting what your eyes have just seen.

Fredrik Raddum in the studio, Oslo, Norway

Fredrik Raddum in the studio, Oslo, Norway

There’s not a lot of information about Raddum available online, but you can follow his work on this tumblr page. A Danish art book cataloging his 2011 show Get Lost is also available for ~ $100 USD here.

"Rejection Turns Allure" by Fredrik Raddum

“Rejection Turns Allure”

Click through for a selection of my favorite works and additional shots of Raddum in his studio.

"Silent Violence" by Fredrik Raddum

“Silent Violence”

"The Tree Trunk" sculpture

“The Tree Trunk”

"The Fountain" sculpture

“The Fountain”

"The Child" sculpture

“The Child”

Fredrik Raddum in the studio, Oslo, Norway

Fredrik Raddum in the studio, Oslo, Norway

"Bending Man" by Fredrik Raddum

“Bending Man”

"The Saw" by Fredrik Raddum

“The Saw”

"Paper Bag Boy" by Fredrik Raddum

“Paper Bag Boy”

"Scandinavian Apparition" sculpture

“Scandinavian Apparition”

"Dog with Matches" sculpture

“Dog with Matches”

"Dog with Horns" sculpture

“Dog with Horns”

"Hanging Man" sculpture

“Hanging Man”

"Burning Artist" sculpture

“Burning Artist”

Fredrik Raddum in the studio, Oslo, Norway

Fredrik Raddum in the studio, Oslo, Norway

Fredrik Raddum's studio, Oslo, Norway

Fredrik Raddum’s studio, Oslo, Norway

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