until 25.05. | #2473ARTatBerlin | Galerie Eigenheim shows from 24 April 2019 an exhibition with painting and drawing by the artist Enrico Freitag.
ENRICO FREITAG In his paintings, drawings and graphics Enrico Freitag reflects fundamental and contemporary aspects of human civilization. In anthological series, he devotes himself to various phenomena of socially relevant themes, until a complex connection arises between the artist‘s various groups of works.
An intellectual starting point and at the same time a recurring motif, which also proves to be an inspiration for the artist‘s other subjects, can be seen in the series entitled „LabOra“. With this title, a phrase derived from the Benedictine order „Ora et Labora“ (pray and work), the artist leads us into a world of work that is also shaped by an almost contemplative aura and yet deep immerse into an active Fordist dystopia of mass production. Work is neither heroized nor criticized by the artist, but considered neutral and as a logical component of civilization and society.
In a kind of autopoiesic development of this basic idea, series such as „The Poisoning“, which underlies a momentous industrial disaster in the 1950s in Japan, are created. An other example is the series „Fresh Kills“, which in its ambiguity on the one hand refers to the eponymous, at that time the world‘s largest waste dump on the outskirts of New York, on the other hand almost ironically builds the bridge between factory-fresh, the desire of our consumer society for brand-new goods, and the fleeting moment of having a disposable society paying homage to abundance.
BIOGRAPHY Enrico Freitag was born in 1981 in Arnstadt. Between 2002 to 2007 he studied Fine Art at Bauhaus University in Weimar. Since then he has been shown constantly at exhibitions, fairs and curatorial projects in Germany and abroad. He received the scholarship of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2015, participates in artist in residence programs, such as in 2015 at bart-invites in Amsterdam or in 2009 at the Bauhaus-Lab Marseille. Enrico Freitag is represented in a variety of state as private collections. Enrico Freitag lives and works in Weimar.
Vernissage: Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 24th April to Saturday, 25th May 2019Zur Galerie Eigenheim
Exhibition Enrico Freitag – Galerie Eigenheim | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibition Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin