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Bernard Frize

Bernard Frize

Born in 1954, in Saint-Mandé (France)

Lives and works in Paris and Berlin 

Since the late 1970s, Bernard Frize has contributed to reviving the language of abstraction by challenging the idea of “painting as object.” 

He creates distance by painting in a uniform manner according to established protocols; the labor itself is often delegated to assistants. These rules reject all feeling, giving precedence to materials and external constraints. Frize provokes accident and chance, creating a tension between the execution of a process and the unforeseen events that accompany it.


Pagé, Suzanne ; Parent, Béatrice ; Falguières, Patricia ; Siegel, Katy ; Mattick, Paul ; Lebeer, Irmeline, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (Paris). Aplat : Bernard Frize : [exposition, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, du 06 juin 2003 au 28 septembre 2003]. Paris : Paris-Musées, 2003. 978-2-87900-797-7

Simon Lee Gallery (London) ; Galerie Perrotin (Paris, New York, Hong Kong). Bernard Frize : longues lignes (souvent fermées) : [exhibition, Simon Lee Gallery, London, October 10 to November 17, 2007 ; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, October 18 to December 8, 2007]. Paris : Bernard Frize, 2007. 978-0-9555606-2-0



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