Rumen, 2007

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Bernard Frize

Bernard Frize
Rumen, 2007
Acrylique sur toile / Acrylic on canvas
220.0 x 180.0 cm
Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© ADAGP, Paris 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

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. Auris, Fui, and Rumen, all from 2007, were created using a paint gun. Their titles allude to ancient Roman divination techniques. An uninterrupted line composed of sections of different colors forms a set of interlacing geometric shapes; their edges intersect, forming colorful labyrinthine grids.

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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.” 
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