Katrin Fridriks | Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin
Group exhibition with artworks by Katrin Fridriks, Hoosen, Annina Roescheisen, Anneliese Schrenk and Kevin Earl Taylor
Opened: June 23rd
Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin
The works by Katrin Fridriks (*1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland) are best described as an occurrence, rather than a static image: The moment of eruption, liquid matter gushing from deep inside, small particles hurtling through the air, dripping all over the silvery and black surfaces, all solid is liquefied and each layer set in motion. This depiction of her abstract paintings furthermore alludes to natural occurrences, such as the scene of the outburst of a geyser in her home country, Iceland. By means of her distinct painting technique, Fridriks captures the force and the sublime of its nature, without depicting an event or the scenery, as such. Her technique evokes a feeling of movement and energy that, on an abstract level, directly relates to the origin of the evolution of the universe.
For this exhibition, Fridriks is pleased to present AP n3 of her two latest prints editions, produced in collaboration with Coriander studio London and Avant-Arte.
Born in 1974, Reykjavik (Iceland), Katrin Fridriks is an abstract painter who explores speed, gravity, growth and the interaction of man and nature in different media.
Her notoriety is mainly based on her paintings and painterly installations, one of which is installed at the Nautical stadium in Nîmes, but connecting with land art has also been an important element in her work. Her painterly creations are often integrated into “paintscapes” and site-specific installations that exceed the limits of painting traditionally conceived.
We believe that there is a fundamental tension which explains the appeal of Fridriks’ works: As they are based on the exploration of fundamental experiences, Fridriks creations are immediately captivating. Having different layers that unfold over time, each new contemplation is rewarding and gives way to discoveries.
Showcased at the Venice Biennale and the Icelandic Art Center in Reykjavik in 2015, the Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin, the Museum Arts Center in Seoul in 2013, ART13 in London as well as the Liverpool Biennale, her works are also in private collections. Fridriks has received commissions from POW, Michael Goss Foundation, Ralph Lauren Foundation, Bacardi Martini, Land Rover as well as the French Ministry for Youth & Sports.