Till Freiwald


1963 born in Lima, Peru 1985 - 1991 Studies at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe 1991 Scholarship: Landes Baden-Württemberg 1993 Scholarship:St. Etienne, France Collections Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK Nerman Museum, Johnson County Community College, KS Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Madrid, Spain Museo Cantonale di Lugano, Italy The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Frac, Ville de Paris Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Sammlung Würth


2022 "Selection", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 2021 Aeroplastics, Brusselsl (B) 2020 "30 Jahre", Galerie Hühsam, Offenbach 2019 "Parking on Pavement", Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (USA) "Von Kopf bis Fuss", Museum Würth, Rorschach (CH) "Brave New World", Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (USA) 2018 Galerie Carzaniga, Basel (CH) "Brussels when it's sizzling", Aeroplastics, Brussels (B) 2017 "Washington 186", Aeroplastics, Brussels (B) 2016 "All I want is you", Aeroplastics, Brussels (B) "Prememories", Aeroplastics, Brussels (B) Galerie Krehlow, Bern (CH) 2015 Galerie Hühsam, Offenbach Galerie Krethlow, Bern (CH) 2014 "Memoria!, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 2013 "The other Portrait", Mart Museum, Rovereto, (IT) 2011 "The Human Touch", RBC Wealth Management Collection Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida (USA) 2008 Galerie DOMI NOSTRAE, Lyon (F) Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe 2007 Galerie Carzaniga, Basel (CH) “Des amis a la maison” , Esox Lucius , F The Parrish Art Museum, New York (USA) (G) "Nuovo Realismi", 58. Premio Michetti, Palazzo San Domenico, Museo Michetti (I)(G) 2006 „Drawn, Exposed and Impressed“, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (USA) (G) Jack Shainman Gallery (G) Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf 2005 “Sujeto”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (E) (G) Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe 46th Art Salon, Belgrad (CS) “Yet Another Reality” , University of Connecticut, USA (G) “Défiguration” Galerie Domi Nostrae, F (G) 2004 Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles (USA) Dorsky Gallery, New York (USA)(G) „Recent Paintings”, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (USA) 2003 Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf Boise Art Museum, Idaho (USA) Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles (USA) Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg (G) “Re-Presenting Representation” Amot Art Museum, Elmira (NY), USA (G) 2002 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (USA) Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe Galerie Domi Nostrae , Lyon, F „Drawn from a family“, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (USA) (G) “Oeil pour oeil”, Le Rectangle, Lyon, France (G) 2001 „Field of Vision“, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (USA) “Self made men”, DC Moore Gallery, New York, USA (G) 2000 "Figuration”, Ursula Blicke Stiftung, Kraichtal (G) Museum für Modern Kunst, Bozen (CH) (G) Rupertinum, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst Salzburger Landessammlungen, Salzburg (A) (G) Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf (G) “Codici virtuali “ Bologna , I (G) Galerie Cato Jans, Hamburg Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Mailand (I) 1999 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (USA) „Le corps social”, École national des Beaux Arts de Paris, Paris (F) (G) 1998 Galerie Carzaniga & Uecker, Basel (CH) Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe „Salon 98“, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a. M. (G) „Jeux de genres“, Espaces Electra, Paris (F) (G) „Libera Mente“, Cesena (G) „ecstasy“, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (USA) (G) 1997 „Das neue Gesicht“, Kunstverein Konstanz (G) 1996 Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden „Einblicke“, Badenwerk AG, Karlsruhe „Papier“, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a. M. (G) 1995 Galerie le Cocotier, St. Etienne (F) Lyonnaise de Banque, St. Etienne (F) Groupe Art Contemporain, Annonay (B) Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe 1993 Galerie Margit Haupt, Karlsruhe Participtaion in art fairs Since 1997 Art Basel (CH) Art Chicago (USA) Art Brussels (B) Amory Show, New York (USA) Art Basel Miami (USA) Art Cologne (D) Art Frankfurt (D) Arte Fiera Bologna (I)


Current exhibition


On the works of Till Freiwald The human existence can be described in many ways. But only feelings and passions can determine this existence. It is a driving force in all areas of innovation and discovery. Different kinds of disciplines and sciences have tried to hold or to declare those feelings. In the past century a lot of great masters have illustrated human feelings on the portrait paintings. The Dutch master Rembrandt said, "a portrait is nothing without the atmosphere". But what is this "atmosphere" and how can it be depicted by a portrait? The answer to these questions are comprised in the most oversized representations of the human face in Till Freiwald's watercolors. They invite us to capture the aura and the mood of the image protagonists. At his third solo exhibition at the Gallery Voss, the Peru native artist shows his new serie of the works, titled "Memoria". The focus of these works is set on the frontal and profile view portrait without special details of emotion. The oversized faces in Freiwald’s works are shown with few soft shadows and pale facial features. The glowing face skin acts almost like an independently animated form. The coincidence of the almost monumental acting head with the rudimental representation of the neck and shoulder area first overwhelms the viewer. The result of this is an artificial naturalness and vital physicalness. At a closer look one can fall into the calmness of immovable faces. The universe of human being starts to be perceptible. It unfolds the deep concentration and the emotional depth. This visibility is reached by the direct relationship between the artist and his model. The encounter of the model and the artist allows the viewer to recognize the truth and the relevance of an individual kind in a very unique way.