Andrea Freckmann

Reality and the theatrical merge 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. She thus places her own life on a stage where fantasy and reality meet. Sometimes the paintings are also accompanied by tangible, three-dimensional objects, such as a wooden diabolo or vase that are put in front of a painting as if they have fallen out of the image.

She often uses herself as a model for her paintings. Dressed up in historical costume she portrays herself in stereophotos that are also displayed in small viewing boxes. Consequently she uses these photos for her paintings. Recently she has picked up the theme of the puppet theatre as a metaphor for reality. Andrea Freckmann paints in a direct and bold brushstroke, with which she accurately depicts figures and objects. She has a preference for ornament and decoration which is displayed in the motives in the wallpaper and tableware or the lush plants that adorn her interiors.

Andrea Freckmann

1970 Dortmund, Germany


2005-2010 Royal Academie of Fine Arts (KABK), The Hague, NL
lives and works in The Hague, NL

solo exhibitions

2019 Art Rotterdam 2019, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, NL
2018 Commedia, get on stage ! Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2011 Viele Grüße Deine Elli, VILLA DE BANK, Enschede, NL
Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof , Galerie Gist, Amsterdam, NL

group exhibitions

2021 Art Rotterdam Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, NL
2020 Andrea Freckmann, Peter Vos, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Ogenschijnlijk Nabij (Apparently Close), summerstudio, CBK Middelburg, NL
Und alle Lust (And all Desire), Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany
Hond (Dog), Galerie 158, Schiedam, NL
2019 Haagse Heritage, heden, The Hague, NL
2018 Spring Propositions, SBK Amsterdam, NL
Art The Hague, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Take this Walz, Galerie d’apostrof, Meigem, Belgium
2017 Art for Animal’s Sake, fundraising exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
Art The Hague, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Art Rotterdam, with Sebastiaan Schlicher, Dirk Zoete, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, NL
Track and Trace I / II, 25 Years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Andrea Freckmann, Tobias Lengkeek, Ronald Versloot, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Andrea Freckmann, Lilian Kreutzberger, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2015 Rhy Art Fair Basel, CH
Buning Brongers Prizewinners, Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, NL
Turns in fine art, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
FREMDHAUS, with Theun Govers, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, NL
Nieuwe Collectie Kunstuitleen, CBK Groningen, NL
Paint It, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
Nieuwe aanwinsten, groupexhibition, CBK Amsterdam, NL
Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fund, Art Rotterdam, NL
We like Art@ Art Rotterdam, NL
Capriccio II, Galerie van Kranendonk, The Hague, NL
2013 Blooom – Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
Look on the bright side, Galerie SANAA, Utrecht, NL
Human Nature, with Zeger Reyers, Ed Pien, Urs Pfannenmüller, Olphaert den Otter, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, NL
2012 Buning Brongers Prijzen, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
Walls included, NEST, The Hague, NL
2011 Hedens Haagse Zomer, Heden, The Hague
Art Amsterdam, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam, NL
Painting a person – Painting a place, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam, NL
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Van Krimpen, Rotterdam, NL
2010 HeARTTWENTE, Galerie Van Krimpen, Enschede, NL
graduation exhibition: Royal Academy of Visual Arts, The Hague, NL

awards, grants

Werkbijdrage bewezen talent, Mondrian Fund
2013 Startstipendium, Mondrian Fund
2012 Buning Brongers Prijs
2010 Stroom aanmoedigingsprijs 2010

works in collections

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
LUMC, Leiden, NL
Caldic Collection, Wassenaar, NL
CBK Amsterdam, NL
CBK Groningen, NL
Heden, NL
private collections in The Netherlands and abroad