An observer of cityscape and seascape
My name is Börje Frykenstam and I am a painter. I was born in Värmland but I grew up in Stockholm. My interest in art awoke early and I have drawn and painted as far back as I can remember. The Konstfack School and private lessons made up my formel education together with many hours of perserverance and hard work. My two favorite motives are Stockholm and Öland.
I have with mixed feelings experienced the city's development from 1950 and onwards. I have many memories of my beautiful city from many streetcar trips, long walks in different areas and from my youth as a delivery boy. Stockholm has given me unforgetable impressions and I do my best to reflect them back in my art.
For me Stockholm is a city rich in contrasts, a city which leaves no one untouched. It is the city of cities - for good and for worse. I have seen how marble palaces and houses of glass and concrete have replaced the old, expressive buildings and erased their history and secrets.
I have also experienced how the city has grown and developed parallel with the extension of the underground railway to different suburbs. A city in constant change. In my painting I wish to remember the old, but at the same time keep an open mind for all the new. I try to catch the scenes, feelings and moods that are important for me.
I also seek my motives on the island of Öland, a rich and liberating contrast to the cities clamour and concrete. Since the beginning of the 60-ties I have spent my summers on Öland where I find peace and harmony in the sea, sky and the open horizon.
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to know more. I can be found in the Segeltorp area of Stockholm or during the summer, on the island of Öland.