Anne von Freyburg Dutch, b. 1979


Anne von Freyburg is a Dutch artist based in London. She received her MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, graduating in 2016. She holds a BA in Fashion Design from ArtEZ Arnhem, The Netherlands.


Von Freyburg is the winner of Robert Walters UK New Artists Award 2021 and exhibited at Saatchi Gallery London. She was nominated for The Ingram Prize 2021 and took part of the PLOP x Cob. Winter Residency in London with an end of residency show in November 2021. In 2019 she was awarded a residency at the Florence Trust in London, and was shortlisted for the Art Gemini Prize. Anne has exhibited in London, the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain. Her work has been published in Create Magazine, Art Scope magazine (US), Embroidery art magazine (UK), Textiel Plus magazine (NL), Artplugged UK, Art Verge, PAN and the dream magazine (US) and many others. Von Freyburg's work is in several private collections all over the world.


The large-scale textile paintings are reconstructed Rococo paintings made out of a mixture of tapestry and contemporary fashion fabrics. The imagery focuses on a stylised idea around feminine beauty as found in the tradition of Boucher and Fragonard. With these works von Freyburg attempts  to raise questions about taste, femininity, high and low art and the constructs of female identity. The appropriated paintings are created with acrylic ink and then translated into hand-stitched fabrics and sewing techniques that give the work an almost bodily presence. Whilst on the one hand playful and referencing the decorative quality of their sources, the over-indulgence in these works also points to the excesses of throwaway fashion, selfies, and consumerism. By combining fine art with applied art in a conceptual way she aims at blurring the boundaries between them.

  • Anne von Freyburg, I Want Candy (After Fragonard), 2022
    Anne von Freyburg
    I Want Candy (After Fragonard), 2022
  • Anne von Freyburg, Untitled (After Fragonard), 2021
    Anne von Freyburg
    Untitled (After Fragonard), 2021
  • Anne von Freyburg, Untitled (After Fragonard) I, 2021
    Anne von Freyburg
    Untitled (After Fragonard) I, 2021