Maria Friberg helps us to see them more clearly. Her photographs reveal social phenomena and structures that might otherwise go unnoticed in our often stressful lives. Mari Friberg’s photography is aesthetically appealing and beautiful. A closer look exposes new layers, an interaction between beauty and something more unsettling. Her pictures address our culture and our society, our lives. The loneliness of man and the overabundance of objects we surround ourselves with are recurring themes.
Her photographs are carefully planned and staged. Maria Friberg works with a team of people who are all experts at what they do, including stage designers, dancers, lighting designers, inventors. She can collect large quantities of one or more materials to build a scene or environment she wants to portray. The exhibition Dreams and Goals gives us an chance to linger, and reflect upon our era.