Bess Frimodig is a traveller, a wanderer of the world of different cultures, religions and languages. Her early dislocation from her home country, Sweden, to study printmaking in Japan was determinant in opening a window to Eastern thought, printmaking and poetry.
Her obsessive nature and persistent search for an intimate emotional and aesthetic experience often times has taken her in her travels the shape of spontaneous, on-the-run notebooks of writings and etchings, only to at still times transform the material into a process of painfully slow printmaking and densely collaged books combined with writing. Her subtlety and preoccupation with inner life is a fusion of sensibility and imagination, and it comes along with her engagement with the outside political and social world events.”
Mercedes Vicente, Curator, Kentler International Drawing Space, NYC