Florian Freier

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eye of god
cached landscapes
face detection
untitled snapchats
profile page
the moving city
views & shows

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bio / cv



The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough, 1770, The Huntington Library, San Marino CA
Madame Victoire, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1787, Château de Versailles


Madame Grand, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 1783, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Portrait de Jean Dassier, Jean-Etienne Liotard, ca. 1726, Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève


Gainsborough Dupont, Thomas Gainsborough, c.1770–5, Tate Britain, London


Young Woman with a Bouquet of Roses, François Boucher, Private Collection
Olivia, Charles Baxter, 1862, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, Tunbridge Wells


Sir Thomas Reeve, Jacopo Amigoni, 1730-1736, The Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield UK


Mrs. John Puget, att. to Richard Gainsborough Dupont, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Comte d‘Angiviller, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1763, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


The Love Letter, François Boucher, 1750, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Madame Adelaide de France, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1787, Château de Versailles


La jeune fille au bonnet et panier, att. François Boucher
Portrait de Simon Hurtrelle, att. Gustaf Lundberg, 1725


Condesa de Vilches, Federico de Madrazo, 1853, Madrid, Museo del Prado


Portrait of an Unknown Man, Carle Van Loo, about 1730-40, Château de Versailles
Portrait of the Artist in the Guise of a Mockingbird, Joseph Ducreux, 1793, Musée du Louvre, Paris


Venus on the Waves, François Boucher, 1769, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Gilles, Antoine Watteau, 1721, Musée du Louvre, Paris


Madame de Pompadour, François Boucher, 1759, The Wallace Collection, London


Pan and Syrinx, François Boucher, 1759, The National Gallery, London


L’ivresse de Silène, Carle Vanloo, 1747, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy


Marquise de Pompadour, François Boucher, 1750, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA
Allegory of Justice Punishing Injustice, Jean-Marc Nattier, 1737, Private Collection



"An ongoing photographic series exploring algorithmic facial recognition and automated image processing on mobile phone devices.

And a visual homage to the portraits of the last pre-photographic century."

All photographs via Snapchat 9.39.00 and later // Photographic images via public domain taken from Chateau de Versailles, Musee du Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery London, Tate Britain, Museo del Prado, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Wallace Collection, Musee des Beaux-Arts Nancy and the Harvard Art Museums among others.

A selection of 22 full color images has been published as a print on demand photo book. Available via email, Amazon.com and at selected stores and festivals, including the Rencontres d'Arles Night of the Year 2017 (Arles, FR) and The Influencers Internet Yami-Ichi (CCCB, Barcelona ES) among others.


Installation views: "Untitled Snapchats" at Rencontres d'Arles 2017 - #BYOPaper featured at the opening week and the Night of The Year / Papeteries Étienne Trinquetaille


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