Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Katrin Fridriks, born in Reykjavík (Iceland), is a conceptual painter living and working in Paris (France). Having spent many years in several countries, on different continents gave her a certain open-mindedness and cultural wealth which can be felt on the canvas: a clever mix of the wilderness of her native Iceland, abstract expressionism, minimalism, spearhead of the Bauhaus, a combination of calligraphic work, tribute to the expertise of the Far East, graffiti, a controlled and thorough pop culture colorimetric. Her passion for architecture inspired her to create conceptual installations still using canvas and paint. Beyond her resolutely modern pictorial expression, Katrin Fridriks is continuing her research into matter and color with the avowed intent to place technique at the service of artistic expression. Creating new perspectives, her work brings an innovative dimension to abstraction.
At the end of this month, the Iceland native artist Katrin Fridriks will exhibit her first solo show at the Circleculture Gallery in Berlin: Have you ever had this odd feeling that they do not tell us everything, that some elements of the story are deliberately hidden? Either the lie is too big to be swallowed or the truth is so well concealed that the affair is known a long time after, thanks to people who have led an investigation, decoding messages and in many case have fought against a system. This is what “Leak of Information” means and with what it deals. The bells are ringing: (public) awareness!
Leak of Information is metallic, just like our technology-based contemporary time. With a new well-defined colorimetric using “silver, gold, steel, cooper, aluminium” as backgrounds/shadows, drawing from platforms/heart of planet earth, Fridriks is taking us deeper. Playing with colors and their own reflects, she is casting a new light on our society and its dynamics. Moreover, the enlargement in size and shape of her drippings heightens the movement of her kinetic abstract paintings, giving a rhythm and a stronger denseness. Displaying her artworks on different supports and materials such as round-shaped canvas, poly gravure papers, through wires and cables, the exhibition is rich and complex.
– Text from Circle Culture Gallery newsletter
Circle Culture Gallery
Katrin Fridriks – Leak of Information
Opening Reception: April 28, 7pm
Show runs from April 29, 2011 to May 29, 2011
Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
SP Williams is a painter living and working in Berlin.