Postcard picture: In the grass, 2018, colour pencil on cardboard, 80 x 100 cm

All pictures: © Annika Friedrich

KOLJA KRAMER FINE ARTS - Opening February 13th 2019
SOLO EXHIBITION: Annika Friedrich
SAVE THE DATE: Opening February 13th 2019, 18.30 hrs
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.

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In the grass, 2018, colour pencil on cardboard, 80 x 100 cm


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.

Tree, 2018, colour pencil on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm
Untitled, 2018, colored pencil on cardboard, 26 x 29 cm

Annika Friedrich

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, Vienna
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
                GmbH, Wien

2010       Rundgang, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien

2009       Interiors, Gruppenausstellung, Pro Choice Galerie, Wien

Annika in the greenwood, 2018, colored pencil on Paper, 42 x 29,7 cm