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Originally named J. Cornwall,

the son of a European Latin

American mother and a

Grenadian father with Scottish

descent, Zundel De Freitas was

born in London, England. De

Freitas currently lives and works

in  Westminster and has been

exhibited across England and

Germany.  Notably, in 2018, his

work was selected for Coombe

Gallery's Rising Stars Exhibition,

held annually in Dartmouth,

England. De Freitas continues

to show his work across

the world.

For De Freitas, his art practice is like  a  science,  involving  a questioning of what constitutes beauty, and the pioneering of new

models for aesthetics, strongly relating to aesthetic experience.

Like artefacts from an unknown world, his works reveal an interest in states of perfection that we can construct with aesthetics, enabling powerful dialogues between modern times dystopian realities and foreseeable states of perfection.

The intention has not been to re-thread the rather obvious dichotomy between reality and the concept of utopia, but to thread new logical solutions, demonstrating how the representation of utopian, or indeed, protopian themes in contemporary art contributes to the prospect of shaping a better world, inspiring progressive political change, and illuminating how art-led influence can aid and inspirit us to lead regeneration.

His works instantiate modern life, movement without freedom, action within narrower and narrower parameters, the omnipresence of tireless ideological authority. All their exotic majesty softens this horror, invites an as if religious pause, bringing closer to consciousness the domesticity and not otherness of dictatorship, the reality of hierarchy against denial of difference, and the possibility of hierarchical recreations more compatible with protopian thought. 

De Freitas' work boldly sets to unveil the present world's fascination with the protopian in conjunction with political thought and transcending the limitations of modern society, observing utopianism as a chief term in the artistic ancestry of modern times and one which remains, and its logical extension, protopianism, as its natural conduit towards opening dialogues about more realistic approaches toward procuring a more progressive future, in lineage to the centuries old dream of social perfection. He yearns for others to engage with and receive his ideas, both aesthetically and philosophically, and to find it transformative: that kind of intimacy is very specific to his work.

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