French artist Bernard Frize is a globally recognized painter who has been awarded with the Fred Thieler Prize back in 2011, with countless major exhibitions around the world. His works are finally on show here in Hong Kong at the Galerie Perrotin from 29th of August until the 28th of September; with 8 abstract pieces on show that has never been exhibited before.
His playful compositions are not products but captured formats of processes in realizing what painting truly means and how continuity can or cannot be represented by such visual forms. He follows by his own précised rules during creation, re-birthing the same initial structure through a different execution dictated by chance.
The artist believes that meaning is not given but constructed; an interesting approach towards the comment on modern industry, which plays off from his mechanical elaboration through the repeated usage of colors and strokes. Whether it seems like spontaneous strokes, kaleidoscope reminding pictures or mysterious representations; the work clearly defines painting as something being full of capability and capacity in crossing different boundaries, mixing constructions and finding the path towards clarity.
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Written by Joyce Tsang