Fredrik Nielsen is born in 1977 in Stockholm. Trained as a glass blower, Nielsen’s raw expression is infl uenced by graffi ti, music, and pop culture, pushing the perception of glass making in new directions. A graduate of the Orrefors Glass School and the Royal Institute of Art in Sweden as well as the Pilchuck Glass School in the United States, his work has been exhibited in New York’s Corning Museum of Glass, Sweden’s Nationalmuseum, and the Ariana Museum of Switzerland. Using music as a driving force, Nielsen smoulders glass and metal together to create chaotic concoctions of his materials. Taking three diff erent pieces of glass which are blown, cast, and then reheated several times over, the pieces are created like layers of paint, where each underlying surface aff ects the next. One piece includes cooked aluminium, a process called metalization where the metal is steamed inside a vacuum chamber. Colourful, unpredictable, and unique, each object is a refl ection of the ever-changing waves of emotion that aff ect our decision-making and disposition. Fredrik Nielsen is fi nalist of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2022 and is represented by Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, and by Spazio Nobile.