All pictures: © Annika Friedrich
KOLJA KRAMER FINE ARTS - Opening February 13th 2019
SOLO EXHIBITION: Annika Friedrich
"MOMENTS & CONTEMOLATION - WHEN TIME STANDS STILL"
SAVE THE DATE: Opening February 13th 2019, 18.30 hrs
KOLJA KRAMER GALLERY, Loft 9 11
Art Area Brotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
We are very much looking forward to the upcoming SOLO EXHIBITION of ANNIKA FRIEDIRCH.
The artists just graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Graphic Dptm., but already won the Bridgemen Art Award - Great Women Artists 2018 - she was selected as the winner out of 2000 artists.
With this upcoming impressive Solo Exhibition KK Fine Arts will present an overview of her works from 2017-2019, more than 40 pictorial colour drawings and water colours on paper and cardboard.
Register in the Facebook-Event and join the Opening on 13.2.2019!
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
ABOUT THE POSITION
The delicate pictures by Annika Friedrich in elaborate coloured pencil, sometimes watercolours on various papers and cardboards,
take us to people having travelled from busy society and speed of everyday life to moments and places of tranquility and peace.
A general soul of stillness in people and nature governs, time stops for a while and all becomes one.
Even though friends of the artists are often depicted it is easy for us to get the feeling that it is us being shown in the pictures:
the degree of portrait is reduced, people are drawn without faces from the back.
In our digital era of the 21st century increasingly more and more individuals are confronted with instability, insecurity and fears in
a fast moving and rapidly changing society. People feel the necessity of constantly being reachable and active at all times,
also digitally, forgetting about the importance of just turning off from time to time in order to connect again for more awareness,
contemplation and inner harmony.
Annika Friedrich mainly shows people in moments of tranquil states in which they have stopped social interactions in order to allow
some private, intimate moments to happen. Some seem to be unintentionally lonely as a result of our today`s society, others seem
to have searched consciously for these moments alone in peace. Being by yourself, confronting and coming to know your innerself
in order to live and find your way in times of immens distraction and stress is important in order to reduce and to stop loosing oneself
in the many possibilities and challenges that have to be faced every day.
Annika Friedrich reminds us of these important and potentially very beautiful moments that have become rare today.
She invites us to step into her beautiful drawings and to enjoy her little details, her world of the wonderful unspectacular,
the `just being´and the living fully in this very moment, connected and with oneself, nature and the universe.
Born in 1985 in Korneuburg close to Vienna, Austria; Lives and works in Vienna
Since 2008-2018 Study Fine Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Diploma 2018
2008-2014 Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Vienna
2018 Winner Bridgeman Art Award - Great Women Artists
`55 - Tradition vs Contemporary - 5 Mongolian & 5 Austrian Artists´, KOLJA KRAMER FINE ARTS Galley
`Young Vienna Surreal´, KOLJA KRAMER FINE ARTS Gallery
`PEACE´, project by MOYA Exhibitions & KK Fine Arts, Semperdepot Vienna
Diploma exhibition, Semperdepot, Vienna
2018 Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts,
2015 `I must belong somewhere', Solo Exhibition, EGA-Frauen
im Zentrum, Vienna
2015 ' If and only if', Group Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2014 Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2013 Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2012 Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2011 Junge Kunst - Mal drei, Gruppenausstellung, Schopf Zens
2010 Rundgang, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien
2009 Interiors, Gruppenausstellung, Pro Choice Galerie, Wien