Need, The bad dream of happiness, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 90 x 165 cm
Need, The bad dream of happiness

LabOra, Interior II, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 80 x 180 cm
LabOra, Interior II

LabOra, Interior IV, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 80 x 60 cm
LabOra, Interior IV

LabOra, Interior V, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 30 cm
LabOra, Interior V

LabOra (Square), 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 60 cm
LabOra (Square)

LabOra, Interior I, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 120 x 100 cm
LabOra, Interior I

LabOra, Interior III, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 65 x 110 cm
LabOra, Interior III

LabOra (Stripes-2), 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 36 x 50cm
LabOra (Stripes-2)

LabOra (Back), 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 28 x 25 cm
LabOra (Back)

LabOra (Stripes), 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 42 x 24 cm
LabOra (Stripes)

LabOra (Side), 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 30 x 30 cm
LabOra (Side)

LabOra (Boxes), 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 30 x 50 cm
LabOra (Boxes)

The Promise IV, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 45 cm
The Promise IV

The Promise III, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 45 cm
The Promise III

The Promise I, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 145 x 120 cm
The Promise I

Reihe, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 × 50 cm
Reihe

Ohne titel, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 × 50 cm
Ohne titel

Konstruktion, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 119 × 119 cm
Konstruktion

Perspective, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 100 x 100 cm
Perspective

ohne Titel, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 10 x 20 cm
ohne Titel

ohne Titel, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 10 x 20 cm
ohne Titel

Ohne titel, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 15 x 10 cm
Ohne titel

ohne Titel, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 54 x 46 cm
ohne Titel

Der böse Traum von Glück, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 145 x 120 cm
Der böse Traum von Glück

Der böse Traum von Glück 4, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 54 x 54 cm
Der böse Traum von Glück 4

Der böse Traum von Glück 3, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 50 cm
Der böse Traum von Glück 3

Der böse Traum von Glück 2, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 100 x 70 cm
Der böse Traum von Glück 2

Flicken, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 15,5 x 10,5 cm
Flicken

Licht, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 15,5 x 10,5 cm
Licht

Reparatur, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 15,5 x 10,5 cm
Reparatur

Werk, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 100 x 200 cm
Werk

Schicht, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 145 x 120 cm
Schicht

Stoff, 2014

  • oil on canvas
  • 145 x 120 cm
Stoff

Druck, 2014

  • oil on canvas
  • 119 x 100 cm
Druck

Enrico Freitag

Enrico Freitag (1981) studied Fine Arts at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. While still a student, he was a co-founder of Gallery Eigenheim, a place for contemporary art and communication, which is based in Weimar and Berlin today. In 2009 he participated on a 6-week residency of the Bauhaus Lab in Marseille.
In 2015 he followed a two-month residency in Amsterdam. In the same year he was awarded the scholarship for Fine Arts of the Free State of Thuringia. As a starting point for his figurative paintings Enrico Freitag uses image processing techniques like montage and collage to cut and mix historical photographs with prepared newspapers and video clips or even his own painted works.
The paintings are often dominated by brown and black, and are partially wrapped in an intense moody lighting; the scenes look realistic and indeterminate at the same time. Fascinated by the difference between objective reality and subjective deformed memory, Freitag combines spatial and temporal separated parts, mounts it to a new fictional ensemble, and provides the possibility of present-time-related associations and interpretations.

In Enrico’s work people play a leading role. He deals with the issues of the human being in relation to its working environment: feelings of alienation and fear of being absorbed by nameless masses in generic working places is the main theme in Freitag’s paintings and watercolors. In his new series ‘Der Grosse Traum von Glück’ (The big dream of happiness) the daydreaming individuals may be dreaming about happiness, but are they? Captured in the domain of the working place, using the table to take a nap, these dreams seem far from reality. The otherwise empty spaces, which surround the figures, the shelves and cupboards empty, symbolize the gap between reality and fantasy.

Curriculum Vitae:

Enrico Freitag (Germany, 1981)

Education:

2002 – 2007 Study of Fine Arts at Bauhaus-University Weimar
2009 Residency at Bauhaus Lab Marseille
2015 Residency at Bart Invites Amsterdam
2015 Scholarship for Arts from Freistaat Thuringen

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 BlackFields,GalerieEigenheim,Berlin, BartInvites, Amsterdam
2014 art Karlsruhe, Rheinstetten
2013 Enrico Freitag, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin
2012 Malerei, Zeichnung & Collage, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar
2011 Through the Darkness Chivalrous Cantaloup Commune, Shanghai (China) 2011 Solo ExLalulala, Leipzig
2010 Works2006–2010 Centre Design Marseille, Marseille (France); Privat party GalerieEigenheim, Weimar
2009 …an einem freien Tag Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar
2007 Von der Entdeckung zur Erinnerung,  Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar
2006 Kleinbildformat Galerie Markt 21, Weimar

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Slick Paris, Rutger Brandt Gallery; Happiness is boring, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin; Wie alles so zusammen kommt, SV Kunstfoyer, Stuttgart; Sonderpräsentation, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin; Das Glucksprinzip, ehem. Justizvollzugsanstalt, Weimar; art Karlsruhe; Rheinstetten Spektralreflexion, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar
2014 Parklandschaften/Kunstfest, Weimar; blooom, ART FAIR, Koln
2013 Groupshow, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar; The Welcome Show, Galerie Eigenheim in Shanghai (China); Borderless 2 – Yang Shanghai Art Space; Kabinett – das kleine Format”, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin
2012 measuringspace, choir, Shanghai (China); Enrico Freitag & Lars Wild at Chivalrous Cantaloup Commune, Shanghai (China)
2011 Raum Nichtraum, Kunsthalle am Hamburger-Platz in Berlin Weißensee; Malerei am Bauhaus heute Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar; Der Art Der Ort 5 Der Art Der Ort, Gotha; DAS DEPOT Eigenheim trifft DNT II, Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar; Auto/Portrait Galerie de la jene creation, Paris (Frankreich)
2010 Gallery Exchange Galerie Frenhofer, Berlin; M120-reused Moganshan Road 120, Shanghai (China); Eigenheim Gallery,  Weimar-Shanghai Yongkang Road 64, Shanghai (China)
2009 Eigenheim trifft Nationaltheater Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar; Kunstlawine II Altes Innenministerium, Erfurt; Armella Show Altes Innenministerium, Erfurt; Water drops, we run La Friche la belle de mai, Marseille, (France); Kunstlawine I Altes Innenministerium, Erfurt; Kunst im Turm Kindl-Turm, Berlin; Bauhausler Superstars Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar; The Mass Island 6 Shack, Shanghai (China)
2008 Overseas Island 6 Shack, Shanghai (China)
2007 Weimar – NewYork II, Kunsthalle, Weimar; Weimar – NewYork, Kunsthalle, Weimar
2006 Bilderwahn GalerieEigenheim, Weimar

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