Sebastian Freytag


21 November 2014 – 25 January 2015

Sebastian Freytag takes up Dortmund's urban geology in his wall work, developed especially for the Dortmunder Kunstverein, and subjects it to an investigation. It shows the motif of the quarry as the root of abstraction and thereby, in turn, lays a trail from the layers of rock to a reference of pure painting. His approach is not directed exclusively to the interior of the exhibition space, but projects into the inner-city space and beyond.

Many facades in Dortmund's urban space are still reminiscent of quarries in the immediate vicinity of the city. As a motif, quarries already found their way into the work of architects in the 20th century as well as into the formal language of abstraction at the beginning of modernism, for example in the work of Paul Cezanne or Max Slevogt. The exhibition was flanked by a work in the ‘Oberste’ quarry in Dortmund.


Kindly supported by

         Kunststiftung NRW alt       

and the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Cultural History Dortmund and Oberste GmbH.

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