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curriculum vitae

The self-taught painter, Ilja Freer, processed many stages of his life in abstract acrylic paintings. He was born in Berlin in 1976 and has enjoyed painting and drawing since he was a little boy.

In the 90's, as a teenager he experienced the wall coming down. This was a turning point for him. Everywhere in the city something new developed almost overnight. He and his friends took care of the mostly gray facades of the city and designed them as colorful works of art - aspiring graffiti artists in the making! That was his contribution during this time to make the city more colorful and to make it a place where everyone who wants to change something is welcome.

Since 2019 he has swapped the spray cans for spatulas and brushes again. He experiments a lot with color and technique in his work as an artist. He likes to play intuitively with the deviating norm from reality.

He has already taken part in exhibitions in Berlin, Munich, Madrid, Milan and at Art fair in Innsbruck with his paintings. A large number of these are already hanging on the walls of collectors and art lovers across Europe and the US.

MADS Gallery Certificate Milano 2021 Ilja Freer
certificate of participation at the artfair  ¨Art Innsbruck 2021¨ - Ilja Freer


  • Pop-Up Vernissage 1. Juni Art meets Real Estate mit Engel & Völkers Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg

  • Solo Exhibition "EINblick" / Vernissage am 9. März im KU 64, Berlin

  • KU 64 Soloaustellung vom 9. März - 20. Juni, Berlin

  • The Holy Art Gallery,  10. - 19. Februar, LONDON

  • The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Ln, London, E8 2DA      


  • Hermanus First Friday Art Walk, South Africa

  • "Connecting Dots" AZUR Gallery Madrid, Berlin 22.7- 16.8. 


  • Art Innsbruck, Gallery van Gogh, 28. - 31.10

  • MADS Gallery Milan, 15.- 31.10 

  • Collective art show, Gallery van Gogh, Madrid 1-30 June


  • Exhibitions in Berlin

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