Eucalyptus, 2014

Eucalyptus, 2014

Itamar Freed

Born in 1987 in New York City, works and lives in London/NYC/TLV. 

Itamar Freed’s intensive photographs deal with the tension between enticement and rejection, between outer covering and essence, and between life and death. He reveals the dark forces concealed and bubbling up below the surface of reality, that threaten to explode its apparent tranquillity. Itamar Freed, crafts hyper realistic representations of portraits and landscapes, his ongoing body of work features habitats from across the globe, questioning the distinctions between the natural and artificial, real and manufactured. For Freed, Photography form an axis between painting and reality - comprising imagined narratives controlled by the artist, and the actual objects documented by the camera.

Itamar Freed has a MA in Photography, from the Royal College of Art, London, UK 2018. Freed received his BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, 2012. He was the 2016 recipient of the Clore Foundation Scholarship, a fully-funded graduate grant valued at over 70,000 GBP. Freed has received global acclaim including the first place prize for the EPSON Award for Excellence in Photography. He exhibited at Christie's Auction House & Grosvenor House, London, alongside Jeff Koons, Ron Arad RA, Michael Craig-Martin, William Kentridge, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama - in auction at the British Friends of Israeli Museums (BFAMI) 70th Gala. Recently, Freed showcased solo exhibitions at Pulse Miami, Volta New York, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Gitler &___ Gallery, Manhattan, New York and Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, USA. Freed has been selected to exhibit in the upcoming major exhibition at the Museum of London, 2018, and Nordart 2018 International Art Exhibition, Germany, 2018, one of the largest annual shows of contemporary art in Europe. His work resides in private and public collections worldwide including the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, Clore Duffield Art Collection, Estee Lauder Art Collection, Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Collection and the American Embassies collection. Freed recently completed an artist residency at the prestigious Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) at the UNESCO World Heritage Greater Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia. Freed was shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159 and shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival 2015. Freed has also participated in multiple group exhibitions worldwide.