Peruvian-born Belgian artist Till Freiwald paints watercolor portraits that
hypnotically contribute to the dialogue of contemporary identity. Working
in a traditional medium that has not enjoyed the edgy status of other media
(such as installation, film, or video), Freiwald's watercolor portraits
piercingly memorialize his sitters' identities. Freiwald paints his striking
portraits from memory, and presents his sitter—or his memory of her—from
the neck up, revealing only the luminous qualities of skin, hair, and eyes.
This is Freiwald's first solo museum exhibition in the United States.