"The recent works by Anne Von Freyburg explore the operation and inscrutability of aesthetics. The life-size mixed media tableaux show human-like figures in various states of transformation. Following in the footsteps of Western Romanticism, Von Freyburg takes subjective experiences as a starting point for her work. At the same time, she deliberately chooses to apply cliché and symbolic imagery to fit within the new context of the human body. The canvases distinguish themselves by certain rawness where organic textures of embroidery, textiles and crystals are combined with painting and drawing techniques. Playing upon the ambivalence between introspection and outward appearance intrusive images arise, raising questions about beauty as a kind of decoration." —Neel Diekema