Planets: Different Worlds
Incessant obsession of infinity? Who are we? Where do we belong? searching, for what? This exhibition shows us the different worlds we live in. How everyone creates in their head a whole little scenario of their first impressions of different countries. This is an indication of why we travel, in search of answers. We are seeking different cultures, far away lands, trying to understand the all.
Freya's work is a deep interpretation of life. A deep interpretation of her extensive travels to over 50 different countries and the impression it left on her still very young mind. Each country represents to her a different planet with it's own little universes and worlds around her, she set out to discover that we are so different yet we are all really just one part of a big matrix sheet, hence, this planet series, representing the cosmos and infinity and creation. A power from God. The beginning and not the end but where it never ends.
There is a definite intention in the continuation of longevity, perhaps a certain kind of immortality. Her strong and intense images of contemporary figurative art, uses a lot of similarly strong colors with a wonderful contrast between light and dark. (chiaroscuro). With the main source of light always coming from one direction and then dispersed as if to continuously and forever create birth and life, to new worlds, and new planets and new universes...as an individual does not exist just for or by himself, he places and justifies himself through relations, belonging to a culture a nation a continent, a world, a planet, a universe...
The works of Freya, reminds of Magritte, in which her influences are of surrealist background. No doubt we can see an allusion to surrealist delirium an atmosphere of parallel worlds that can at any moment affect our conscience and plunge us into the strong realms of the unknown, and forces us to explore further. She wants us to create our own opinions and to give us the desire to do so. She achieves to take us away with her into these planets that she has visited.
Freya Wissing is exhibiting works which demonstrates a firmness of what she wants to say and she has the technical abilities to do so.
There is no doubt that her knowledge of great painters and the numerous museums she has visited gave her this little extra touch that only a wide cultured and personal experience can bring.
Written by International artist and renowned critic Osmar Fonseca. (Now residing in Paris).