Till FREIWALD

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.