"Celebrando la Vida"/"Celebrating Life" Approx. 80x30 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015
Caroline Freudenthal is an international career woman and artist. She was born in 1962 in England to Swedish parents and holds dual Swedish and British nationality. A multicultural childhood spent in England, Mexico and Sweden has inspired and influenced her distinct artistic expression, which she terms as "Alchemical Abstraction."
An autodidact artist, Caroline paints abstract art in acrylic and mixed media on canvas and paper. Works include large paintings over 2 metres high.
In October 2012, Ms. Freudenthal was presented as a new talent to the American art public at the Bego Ezair Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York with a collection of artwork titled Reinvention. Several of the pieces featured in that exhibition are now on long-running display in the Save the Children UN Office at the UN Plaza.
In 2014, Caroline's artwork was presented at the MLG gallery in Stockholm in a solo exhibition titled Galvanized, followed by Two Tribes: A Consummation in 2015.
Previous art exhibitions in Stockholm, Sweden, include: Transformation at Ahtello Soul Art Gallery in 2002, followed by Ritual at Ahtello in 2003. In 2004 Ms Freudenthal was presented as an emerging artist as part of a group exhibition at Gallery Gummesons and in 2005 Caroline was featured as a solo artist at Gummesons with her exhibition Zoë, displaying artwork painted and signed under Caroline's alter ego and creative persona Zoë. This was followed by another solo show, Maelstrom, at Gallery Aguéli in 2007.
Ms. Freudenthal’s artwork has been highlighted as design features in various interior decoration projects and on Swedish television.
ARTIST’s STATEMENT: "I am a big admirer of Frida Kahlo who I view as a kindred spirit: her art, her love, her life... Friducha was a true alchemist and a major part of my body of work is inspired and influenced by the ancient ‘science’ of Alchemy and the various experimental stages described in the formulae for turning lead into gold.
In Alchemy, the Prima Materia (lead) is transmuted into Rubedo (gold) through a series of transformational processes. These alchemical processes can be viewed as metaphors for the mental and emotional processes of the Psyche, reflecting the search and longing for inner and outer gold, that can eventually lead to the attainment of the ultimate prize: the Philosopher’s Stone - which for me is symbolized by the creative process and the resulting artwork and stories."
Sources of inspiration for Caroline's artwork include C.G. Jung’s reflections on Alchemy and Psychology, Egyptology, travel, art, design, film, music and literature — she often has the title of a painting in mind before starting on a new piece.
Caroline also dedicates time to creative writing and writes children’s stories, fiction and poetry in English and Swedish.
Previous Art Exhibitions:
Two Tribes: A ConsummationMLG gallery, Stockholm, 2015 Galvanized, MLG, 2014 New York Ongoing from November 2103: Save the Children UN Office, Reinvention, Bego Ezair Gallery, NewYork, 2012 Maelstrom, Gallery Aguéli, 2007, Stockholm Zoë, Gallery Gummesons, 2005, Stockholm Summer Salon, Gallery Sjöstaden, 2004, Stockholm Alchemy, Gallery Gummesons, 2004, Stockholm Neon & Blue, Gallery Sjöstaden, 2004, Stockholm Ritual, Ahtello, 2003, Stockholm Transformation, Ahtello Soul Art Gallery,2002, Stockholm
Artwork Displayed in Interior Decoration: MEA Real Estate (2016) Monello - Interior decoration (2012) Homestyle - Interior decoration (2010 - 2011) Swedish TV4 - 7 paintings featured on “Äntligen Hemma” (2009) Homestyle - Interior decoration (2007 & 2008)
Art Viewings: Restaurant Sjöpiren (2016) Salon Zezil (2016) Salon Helheten /Transmutatio (2013) Behrer & Partners Fastighetsmäkleri / Alchemy Monochrome” (2012) Salon WhyNot /“Winter Collection” (2010-2011) Trygg Hansa Reception Area (arranged by art dealer Hammarby Konsthandel) (2010) Salon Hudoteket / “Alchemy II” (2006) Art & Artist Presentations: “Art & Life”, Save the Children Sweden Arts Society, 2011 “Alchemical Artwork”, Academy of Alchemy, 2010 “Alchemy”, Institute for Analytical Psychology, 2002
A senior PR- & Communication Manager with extensive experience in global coordination of PR- and Communication programs and CSR/Advocacy activities, Ms Freudenthal has spent over two decades working at major global corporations such as IKEA Group, Sandvik, Ericsson and Philips Semiconductors, as well as within civil society at Save the Children, collaborating with UN-related agencies and with the private sector.
Ms Freudenthal has proven strategic, operational and proactive abilities and is an effective leader and collaborator in virtual international networks. She holds dual Swedish/British nationality and has advanced interpersonal communication and intercultural skills developed growing up abroad and living and working internationally.
Ms Freudenthal holds a Degree of Bachelor of Social Science and a Degree of Master of Arts (one-year), both from Uppsala University. She is also a Certified Mentor at the HumaNova Institute in Stockholm.
In 2012, Ms Freudenthal worked with promoting and globally launching the world’s first set of Children’s Rights and Business Principles, a three-party initiative driven together with UNICEF and the UN Global Compact. The Principles were launched in March 2012 in London, UK and at Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.
In 2013 she was elected one of Sweden's 150 Super Communicators by Resumé, Scandinavias leading paper on Advertising, Media & PR.