Marcel Freymond

«Painting meets my claim for the arts: It asks questions and offers insight at the same time. It makes me happy.»

Marcel Freymond considers painting as the most primary form of fine arts. He moulds the brushstroke until it becomes a relief. The three-dimensional paint evolves into an object and develops its own independent existence. He creates an image space in a certain process, in which the brushstroke is staged.

Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland

  • Part of Juice & Rispetta
  • Lecturer at Schule für Gestaltung, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • Designer for Atelyeah
  • 2011–2013 Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Institut Kunst FHNW HGK, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2002–2005 Fachklasse Graphic Design, Schule für Gestaltung, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • 2001–2002 Vorkurs Schule für Gestaltung, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

1983 born in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

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Solo Shows (Selection)

2018

«Internet Cafe», Juice & Rispetta, Spazio Morel, Lugano, Switzerland

2017

«Drums», Lokal Int, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

2016

«Space Object», Kulturfolger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2014

  • «Marcel Freymond, Paintings, Pain Things», Lokal Int, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • «Pizza Hotline», Juice & Rispetta, Die Diele, Zurich, Switzerland

2013

  • «I'm Your Neighbour» with Livio Baumgartner, Galerie Da Mihi, Bern, Switzerland
  • «Cliché» with Tatjana Erpen, Galleria 44, Genova, Italy
  • «Ja Genua» with Johannes Willi & Olivier Rossel, Galerie Idea Fixa, Basel, Switzerland
  • «FIAT 600 Hobby / Roland & seine Frucht Gang» with Olivier Rossel, Dock Basel, Switzerland

2012

  • «Tout Tout Tout le Monde» with Gil Pellaton, Selz art contemporain Perrefitte / Moutier, Switzerland
  • «L'emergence du livre» with Heinz Helle, Galerie Mayhaus, René & Ilja Steiner, Erlach, Switzerland

2011

  • «Roland und seine Frucht Gang» with Olivier Rossel, Lokal Int, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • «Marcel Freymond», Lokal Int, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • «Marcel Freymond», Offspace Hinterhof, Basel, Switzerland

Group Shows (Selection)

 

2018

  • «Cantonale Berne Jura», CentrePasquArt, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • «50 : 5 – Antshi von Moos : Marcel Freymond», Restaurant 50 zu 5, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Lost Walls of Z», Kore Contemporary, Bern, Switzerland

2017

  • «Super Gobi Open Studio #1», Atelier Collective, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Pampa Paris Capri», Secheinhalb, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Weinwolke», Sechseinhalb, Zurich, Switzerland

2016

  • «Unter den Lauben», Galerie Muster-Meier, Bern, Switzerland
  • «Bildwelten», R57 Raum, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Osten Biennale of Drawing», Skopje, Macedonia
  • «Fabrikutop», Brunnen (Schwyz), Switzerland
  • «Breakfast», Ambassadors Residency, Mexico City, Mexico
  • «Recipe Report III», Juice & Rispetta, Index Art Book Fair, Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

2015

  • «Cantonale Berne Jura», CentrePasquArt, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • «Clusters», Sonnenstube, Lugano, Switzerland
  • «Blind Date», Alabama Sir, Leipzig, Germany
  • «Heavy Metal Matinée», Juice & Rispetta, Schwarzwaldallee, Basel, Switzerland
  • «RANTANPLAN», Juice & Rispetta, Urgent Paradise, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • «Recipe Report II», Juice & Rispetta, Bologna, Italy
  • «Recipe Report I», Juice & Rispetta, Basel, Switzerland
  • «Lausanne Gelée», Urgent Paradise, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014

  • «Hausstellung», Bundesplatz Basel, Switzerland
  • «Widerspruch als Prinzip», Galerie Mayhaus, Erlach, Switzerland
  • «Yolo», Galerie Da Mihi, Bern, Switzerland
  • «Plattform 14», EWZ Zürich, Switzerland

2013

  • «Cantonale Bern Jura», Kunsthaus Interlaken, Kunstmuseum Thun, CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
  • «Homies», Regionale, Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal, Switzerland

  • «I'm Your Neighbour», Bromer Art Collection, Roggwil, Switzerland

  • «I Never Read Independent Art Book Fair Basel», Volkshaus Basel, Switzerland

2012

  • «Cantonale Bern Jura», CentrePasquArt, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • «Fil Rouge», Galerie Mayhaus, René & Ilja Steiner, Erlach, Switzerland

2011

  • «Swiss Art Awards», Basel, Messezentrum Basel, Switzerland
  • «Cantonale Bern Jura», Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

Awards / Residencies

 

2018

Winner of the Swiss Cultural Challenge with the project «Kunstdepot», Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst of the FHNW, Basel, Switzerland

2013

  • Residency of the city of Biel-Bienne, Genova, Italy
  • Prix Anderfuhren, Main Prize with Guadalupe Ruiz, Cantonale Bern Jura, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

2010

Prix Anderfuhren de Reconnaissance 2010, Cantonale Bern Jura, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

2009

Residency «Atelier Suisse» of the city of Biel-Bienne, Brussels, Belgium

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«Blasionierung», 2017. Oil on canvas, 150cm x 210cm. © and photo: the artist.
Installation view «Float», 2017. Oil on canvas, 220cm x 280cm. © and photo: the artist.
Installation view at Ambassadors Residency, Mexico City, 2016. Wood, oil on canvas, 4 x 80cm x 40cm. © and photo: the artist.
«L‘Ange du Foyer», 2016. Oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view «Net», 2016. Oil on canvas, beech wood frame, 130cm x 180cm. © and photo: the artist.
«Untitled», 2015. Oil on canvas, 150cm x 120cm x 5cm. © and photo: the artist.
«Oval», 2016. Oil on canvas, 80cm x 70cm. © and photo: the artist.
«Space 03», 2017. Oil on canvas, 190cm x 220cm. © and photo: the artist.
Marcel Freymond.