Virtuality and Cosmos


Antonia Freisburger‘s paintings resemble fluid physical states that are filled with biomorphic and geometrical abstract forms, continuously interchanging and transitioning.

The elements of work she develops in processes of intuition and spontaneity meet at the intersection between nature and construction, geometry and vitality, steering through an (ir-)reality that can be seen as both fertile and artificial, undeterminedly animate and inanimate.


The imagery refers to the artist‘s interest in cosmology, astrophysics and quantum science, and a captivation with the general idea of dimensions that humans can hardly perceive, be it in the biggest or smallest scale possible.

Engaging in expanding and exceeding those dimensions takes correspondingly place in the process of finding precise forms that are strange and unseen before, but seem traditionell and familiar at the same time.

The biomorphic elements could remind of the meandering figurations of abstract surrealism, but in a new way of circumventing between real and imaginary.

In using ornaments and patterns, rotationally continued, abruptly disconnected and repeatedly fragmented and mirrored, a very specific perception of materiality is created, cancelling questions of flatness and spaciality.

These spacial ranges don‘t follow accustomed laws of physics and cannot be aligned to an absolute and impartial position.

They could be described as fluctuating, destabilized assemblies, lacking any gravitational direction, interlacing and interfolding instead.

The impact is hallucinative, dematerialized and transgresses to the viewer, literally pulling them off their feet.

Attending to techniques of illusions and simulations that result in a sensation of immaterialness, there are parallels to the broad imagery of Virtual Reality that also enable to immerge in a manoeuvrable, metaphoric and metamorphic world that is disconnected to any corporality.


Here the settling of the virtual space joins forces with the settling of the actual cosmic space, linking scientific projections with artistic articulation and experiences.



Melissa Blau