16. Mai 2019 – 19:00 – 22:00
17. Mai 2019 – 16:00 – 19:00
18. Mai 2019 – 16:00 – 19:00
Michiel Frielinks large-scale paintings tell stories of survival and struggle, the human condition influenced by war.
The individual is coping with circumstances no longer under its control.
Michiel was born in 1979 in the Netherlands.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, at the AKI academy of art, Enschede, the Netherlands. He moved to Leipzig in 2014 and is a founding member of Yacht Club Leutzsch artist community.
Michiel about his work:
“I explore the struggle of the individual during and after violent conflict. I’m making the horror of war palpable by reducing it to it’s mundane essentials.
Then I paint it. By using bright pigments I colorize the grey areas between war and peace, making it come alive.
Part of my work as an artist is researching forgotten painting techniques. Together with references to art history I let my work speak from the collective consciousness.”