Andrea Freckmann, Lilian Kreutzberger

paintings, three dimensional work, drawings

21 February through 20 March 2016

Lilian Kreutzberger (1984), trained painter, has been experimenting with architectural models for some time. She has two-dimensional patterns laser cut from wooden panels and fills them with plaster to emphasize the rhythm of the positive and negative shapes. This is not a purely formal exploration, but more in particular an attempt to express the ideals and utopian notions that architects and thinkers have tried to realize through architecture.

Besides these so-called Wall Reliefs, Lilian Kreutzberger is also literally involved in building herself; a wooden frame runs through the exhibition space to accentuate the shapes of the room while at the same time connecting the works on the wall. In this way the architectural model breaks loose from the flat surface to tangibly manifest itself in the third dimension.

Model and reality merge in a different way in Andrea Freckmann’s (1970) paintings. An interior featuring a sleeping woman for instance is transformed into a park with trees where three dogs are guarding her bedside. The images often originate directly from personal experiences and by using them Andrea Freckmann places her own life on a stage where fantasy and reality meet.

Her paintings are also accompanied by three-dimensional objects, such as a wooden diabolo lying on the ground in front of a painting as if it has fallen out of the image. Another requisite is a tree trunk that has little display boxes attached to it in which photos can be seen of interiors with the painter in it dressed in historic costume. These photos in their turn were used as model for the paintings.