Six Questions

Six Questions: Moritz Frei

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Moritz Frei.

Artist Moritz Frei
Lives in Berlin, Germany

How do you describe your own art practice?

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool. Here I am, I’m a student. Not just in an academic sense, but a student of life.

Moritz Frei - My first Cup of Coffee
Filmstill, 2017 (In memory of Bruno Ganz, 22 March 1941 – 16 February 2019)

What was your first experience with art?

The first time I saw a movie at the Cinematheque Francaise. I don’t remember much of those early years, but I do remember the rain.

Moritz Frei - The Director’s Coffee Machine
Installation View, Museum Wiesbaden, 2017

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

An interesting question. Whatever it is that is being seen it is undoubtedly something.

Moritz Frei - Those up there
bw barite photograph, 2018

What do you need in order to create your work?

Eggs, water balloons and a dozen rolls of toilet paper. Sometimes food is like time travel. You inhale an aroma, take a bite of something, and suddenly, bam, you’re back at the moment.

Moritz Frei - Socialism
color photograph, 2011

What are you working on at the moment?

When the world finds out what you can do it’s gonna change everything. Our beliefs, our notions of what it means to be human. Everything.

Moritz Frei - Cosmic Latte
Installation View, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, 2016

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Dustin Hoffmann.

Moritz Frei - I don’t believe in dinosaurs.
white neon, 2017

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