Swedish architect and a Miortist Fredrik Skåtar explores structures created by nature, highlighting how they have emerged.
Fredrik Skåtar's CV
His art projects follow a morphogenetic concept, - the biological process that causes a structure to develop its shape. In nature, form is generated by and adapts to the forces of its ever-changing environment. A droplet is the origin of the rings on a water surface, interstellar forces are the parameters that decide the positions of stars and so forth. Fredrik Skåtar's images and sculptures are snapshots of such processes, visualising the parameters and origins of specific structures. The architecture of Fredrik Skåtar, much like the art projects, focus on emphasizing the purpose and origins of spatial components. These, embedded into a system of utilization, are of contrasting properties which are highlighted by their opposites. Round shapes are completed by straight, order is maintained by chaotic structure and so forth.
Fredrik Skåtar started his studio in Berlin in 2010. Since 2012 he is also a PhD researcher within the field of architecture at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, focusing on the development and application of generative design tools. Previously, Fredrik Skåtar worked four years as a project manager at Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH where he was involved in the design, planning and realization of several exhibitions, installations and art pieces. He has also worked for Tema Architects, White Architects and collaborated with Ralph Appelbaum, Institut für Raumexperimente, Art+Com, Phocus Brand Contact, Ivana Franke, Lichtbau, amongst others.
Fredrik Skåtar is a member of Create Berlin.
He is supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts