My work departs from the everyday. Something I see, find, do - I want to find a way to respond. This happens in the places where I spend most time: in and around the studio, my home, going to and from places on the daily commute.
I like an unspectacular spectacle, functionality without function. My sculptures and installations often have a technical and practical side. They sometimes arise as a solution to a problem but in the end do not solve any problem. The works have a plain and practical appearance and the way they work is usually visible.
My work is the result of following a process rather than carrying out a plan. I am open to chance and accidents. I’m looking for a balance between finished and not finished, between art and leftovers, between succes and failure. My work is largely about making and contains a large amount of ‘maybe’: options, possibilities, daydreams.
"Nieuwsgierigheid naar meer werk wordt gewekt", 1 Dec 2017, Antonie den Ridder, De Gelderlander
Freerk Wilbers' Fountain, Lotte van Geijn, KLEI Keramiek magazine
Graduation Special: Freerk Wilbers, Mister Motley
"Freerk Wilbers heeft blijkbaar goed begrepen dat er uiteindelijk weinig valt te verdoezelen met dat soort quasi-diepzinnigheden", Villa La Repubblica
Graduation Shows 2017: KABK, Metropolis M
Eindexamen Expositie; KABK Den Haag 2017, Lost Painters