Paintings by the East Belgian artist Yann Freichels are on show in Berlin for the first time. The Saarländische Galerie, in cooperation with the representation in Berlin of East Belgium, is presenting them at its premises from June 14 to July 30, 2022.
Yann Freichel’s paintings initially appear to transport us to a familiar, recognizable world: they show human figures often so large as to seem crammed into the spaces portrayed, filling the format. On closer inspection, everyday objects, words, sentences, and puzzling, somewhat irritating compositions come to light. Yann Freichel’s paintings are complex, collage-like compositions, inspiration for which he finds in the history of East Belgium – a country delimited by three international borders – as well as in literature, language, the stuff of daily life, and current events. …
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Image above: Yann Freichels, 2022, Ohne Titel, Öl auf Leinwand, 211,5 x 170 cm, © Foto: Y. Freichels