about the artist Till Freiwald

born in Peru in 1963 lives and works in Germany

Till Freiwald is a contemporary artist that favours monumental pastel drawings and watercolour paintings. Famous for his portraits that he sees as an internal effort, which requires a sustained, direct emotional confrontation with the model, he now started working on large scale buildings and neighbourhoods.

According to Freiwald, direct observation is the only way to capture the intensity of real encounters. He thus creates his work on a series of dialogue with the model.  Starting from a small drawing or watercolour, he will later build upon the unavoidable absence of the model and start building its own illusory representation. Using monumental enlarged watercolours, that arise solely from his memory later, he so filters the first impression of his own inner eye.

2016

* Phylogenesis, group exhibition, Aeroplastics gallery at Spinnerei Rundgang, Leipzig (DE)

* NordArt 2016 - NordArt - Kunst in der Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf (DE)

* Prememories, group exhibition, Aeroplastics gallery, Brussels (BE)

* Bernard Ammerer / Harding Meyer / Till Freiwald - Auf Augenhöhe - GALERIE FREY, Salzburg (AT)

2014

* Till Freiwald - memoria - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf (DE)

* Till Freiwald - Krethlow, Bern (CH)

2013

* pinxit - Galerie Thomas Hühsam, Offenbach (DE)

* The Other Portrait - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (IT)

* Soleil noir : faire face - Galerie Domi Nostrae, Lyon (FR)

2012

* Von Kopf bis Fuß - Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall (DE)

* Face-to-Face - Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck (DE)

* Features - Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin (DE)

* Skin: The Seduction Of Surface - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Halifax, Halifax, NS

2011

* Tesori a Lugano Consonanze - Dialoghi nel tempo - Museo d'Arte di Lugano, Lugano (CH)

2010

* Parie-Karlsruhe-Berlin - Z.I Ouest, Erstein (FR)

* The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection - Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE (USA)

2009

* Guardami Il volto e lo sguardo nell'arte 1969-2009 - Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, Lugano (CH)

* Spezialangebote - Galerie Carzaniga, Basel (CH)

2008

* Sommer 2008 - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf (DE)

* The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Dain Rauscher Collection - Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN (USA)

* Till Freiwald - Aquarelles sur Papier - Galerie Domi Nostrae, Lyon (FR)

2007

* Nuovi Pittoro della Realta - PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan (IT)

* Existencias - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon (ES)

* All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy - Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (USA)

* 58. Premio Michetti - "Nuovo Realismo" - Museo Michetti, Francavilla Al Mare, Chieti (IT)

* Summer 07 - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf (DE)

* Nieuw Collectie - Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en baron Caroly - Voorkamer, Lier (BE)

* Pantanal La Pittura Emerge Dalla Palude - Betta Frigieri Arte Contemporanea, Sassuolo (IT)

* Till Freiwald - Galerie Carzaniga, Basel (CH)

2006

* Infinity in Finite Things - Western Project, Culver City, CA (USA)

* Other Exhibited Work - Dolphin Gallery , Kansas City, MO (USA)

* -poiesis - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY (USA)

* Drawn, Exposed, and Impressed - Recent Works on Paper from the Cleveland Museum, Cleveland, OH (USA)

* Till Freiwald - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf (DE)

2005

* 46th October Salon - Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade (RS)

* Sujeto - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon (ES)

* AUFTAKT - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf (DE)

* The Human Touch: Dain Rauscher Collection - Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA (USA)

* Revisited - Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe (DE)

* Yet Another Reality - Contemporary Art Galleies - UConn School of Fine Arts, Storrs, CT (USA)

* EUROPÄISCHE KUNST IN DER SÜDWESTKURVE - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)

* On Form an Figure - Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (CA)

2004

* Trentacinquesimo. Gli anni novanta. - Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan (IT)

* Watercolor Worlds - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs (DGCP), New York City, NY (USA)

* Recent Paintings - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY (USA)

* Till Freiwald - Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (USA)

 

2003

* Till Freiwald - A Certain Likeness - Boise Art Museum BAM, Boise, ID (USA)

* Till Freiwald - Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf (DE)

* Till Freiwald - Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe (DE)

* hands up, baby, hands up! - Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg (DE)

2002

* Drawn from a Family - Contemporary Works on Paper - Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME (USA)

* Oeil pour oeil: Collection Privée de Lyon - Le RECTANGLE - Centre d´Art de la Ville de Lyon, Lyon (FR)

* Till Freiwald - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (USA)

2001

* Till Freiwald - Field of Vision - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY (USA)

* Self made men - DC Moore Gallery, New York City, NY (USA)

* A Journey Into Painting - Museo dell´ Arredo Contemporanea, Russi (IT)

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1999

* Figuration - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano (IT)

* Figurationen - Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum, Salzburg (AT)

* Corps Social - École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris (FR)

* Figurationen - Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim (DE)

1998

* Salon 98 - Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main (DE)

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