Fabian Freese

Fabian Freese

Location: Germany


Artist statement:

I walk the border between painting and photography, using one to augment the other in terms of visual interest. Normally I travel around and do shootings at different places like Rome, Florence, Munich, London, Luxembourg and especially at old castles and at the sea. Usually I do a time exposure with my camera to fix about 1 to 3 minutes per picture. After this I create an abstract composition with stripes and place them on the large prints using aluminum dibond plates. My work employs different materials such as varnish and foils. I apply these in varying degrees until I feel I've accomplished my goal of expressing something that I consider visually stunning. One of the main themes of my artwork involves contrast, such as that existing between old and modern technology.

Career :

Born: 8th of September 1982 in Wuppertal Elberfeld / Germany

- Primary School Velbert Neviges

- High School Wuelfrath

- Further education for design / art Wuppertal

- Voluntary year of social work with disabled people

- Voluntary work / painting with disabled people

- 2006 - 2011 Student of visual art at freie Akademie der bildenden Künste in Essen (fadbk)

- Nominated for art award "Essener Förderpreis 2010"

- 2011 successful final examination at fadbk (degree)


2012 "Arte Genova" Italy

2012 "Art Beijing 2012" China

2012 "Affordable Art Fair" Rome / Italy

2013 "Art Innsbruck" Austria

2013 "Lille Art Fair" France

2013 "Art Monaco 2013" Monaco

2013 "ART.FAIR" Cologne

2013 "Shanghai Art Fair" China


2010 "Optische Leckerbissen" Schloss Hardenberg Velbert


2007 Villingen-Schwenningen "100 Schwäne" Baden - Württemberg

2008 "Kunstlichter" Oberhausen

2008 "Kunstspur" Essen

2009 "Rundgang" fadbk

2010 "Rundgang" fadbk

2011 "Artour-O" Florence / Italy

2011 "Rundgang" fadbk

2011 "The medium is not the massage" fadbk

2011 "Londr'ArtExhibition 2011" Acquire Gallery London / England

2011 "Kreuzberg Pavillon" Berlin

2011 "Muestra Colectiva de Otono" Art Dealers Gallery Mexico

2011 "New Visual Perception" Galeria Makeda Palermo / Italy

2011 "Lagun Arte 2011/12" Studio Xante Battaglia Venice / Italy

2012 "Im Raume verliert des Tages Licht an Glanz" TAW Wuppertal

2012 „91st annual open exhibition“ Menier Gallery London / England

2012 “Night Light” Darkroom Gallery Vermont / USA

2012 „Hidden Cities“ Koza Istanbul / Turkey

2012 „21st Century Art and Artists“ Gallery M Wien / Austria

2012 "Stratford upon Avon Fringe Festival" Warwickshire / England

2012 „Paesaggi e Presagi“ Museum Magma Roccamonfina / Italy

2012 "The Taste of Art landed in Sicily" Noto / Italy

2012 "Another Critera" Galerie Marzia Frozen / Berlin

2012 "3331 Independents" Main Gallery Tokyo / Japan

2012 "ID / Identities" KOZA Istanbul / Turkey

2012 "Erfüllung" Gallery M Vienna / Austria

2012 "Weihnachtsausstellung" Galerie Bertrand Kass Innsbruck / Austria

2013 "Snap to Grid" lacda Los Angeles / USA

2013 "Freese & Peacock" Gallery Berlin Avantgarde

2013 "Electron Salon" lacda Los Angeles / USA

2013 "Tanzende Malerei" Achtzig Galerie Berlin

2013 "Die Grosse" Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

2013 "Art for Peace for a better World" The New York Art Connection Gallery / USA

2013 "June Goup Show" Studio 26 Gallery New York / USA

2013 "The Story of the Creative" See Exhibition Space New York / USA

2013 "Abstrakte und gegenständliche Malerei in Berlin" Achtzig Galerie Berlin


Playground Series

Series about faded childhood memories

"Playground - Mosel" “"Playground - Mosel"”

"Playground - Mosel"
Varnish + Oil on canvas
100 x 220 cm

"Playground - Fehmarn" “"Playground - Fehmarn"”

"Playground - Fehmarn"
Varnish+ Oil on canvas
80 x 160 cm

"Playground 1" “"Playground 1"”

Artwork from the Playground Series about faded childhood memories

Trout 1 “Trout 1”

Food Stilllife with Lightpainting
"60 x 60 cm"