Jacob Felländer

Swedish,1974–present

Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1974, Felländer studied fine art photography and graphic design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and at San Diego State University.

He began experimenting with landscape photography in the late 1990s and by 2004 he had perfected his art using relic film cameras to capture multiple exposures in a single image.

Felländer is widely known for his large-scale abstract photographs of cityscapes and landscapes, captured from around the world. In 2011, Felländer exhibited I Want To Live Closer To You at Fotografiska in Stockholm. He travelled around the world’s most densely populated cities over twelve days, experimenting in capturing the entire world on a single, multi-exposed negative. In 2012 Felländer began to investigate the introduction of drawing and painting and sculpture – challenging their relationship with photography. Hamiltons Gallery presented these works in Pentimento in London and Paris in 2013 and in Los Angeles 2014. Camera Work, Berlin presented Sticking to my Guns 2014 in Berlin, Paris and Stockholm.

In 2016 Fotografiska museum in Stockholm presented his extensive work How to Unlock a Portal. A groundbreaking project containing virtual reality, sculpture, painting and photography. In 2018 How to Unlock a Portal was shown as a solo exhibition at MOCA Miami opening at Art Basel. 

Felländer’s works are held in a number of prestigious collections, including those of President Bill Clinton. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Stockholm, London, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, New York and New Delhi, India.