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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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b. 1954, France

Bernard Frize Biography

Bernard Frize is a French abstract painter who lives and works in France and Germany. He was born in Saint-Mandé, France in 1949 and studied at the École des beaux-Arts in Montpellier National Art School. Frize’s works have been exhibited in S.M.A.K Museum, Belgium and Gemeente Museum Den Haag, Netherlands in 2002. In addition, he participated in the Sydney Biennale 1998 and the Venice Biennale 2005.

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His paintings use line in abstractions that allow surprising complexity in terms of colour, facture, width and intersection. They stretch the definition of line. Since the end of the seventies, when painting was according to many people as good as dead, frize was working consistently on a body of work that seemed to reduce painting to its most pure and trivial essence: the application of colour and of paint on a support. Although recognition of his work was a long time coming, he succeeded in giving painting a new impulse and influencing a whole generation of painters.

Bernard Frize Featured Artworks

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Pind by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizePind, 2019Acrylic and resin on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Enquire about this work
Sega by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeSega, 2019Acrylic and resin on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Enquire about this work
Mai 14 by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeMai 14, 2011Tempera and lacquer on glass
40 x 35 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Enquire about this work
Vervaz by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeVervaz, 2009Acrylic and resin on canvas
146 x 1145 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Enquire about this work
Aime * by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeAime *, 2013Digital print on fine art 100% cotton paper
70 x 50 cm
Perrotin Enquire about this work
Rami * by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeRami *, 2013Digital print on fine art 100% cotton paper
70 x 50 cm
Perrotin Enquire about this work
Levet by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeLevet, 2017Acrylic and resin on canvas, aluminium frame
180 x 160 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Enquire about this work
Rala by Bernard Frize contemporary artwork
Bernard FrizeRala, 2017Acrylic and resin on canvas, aluminium frame
102 x 136 cm
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Bernard Frize Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Bernard Frize, Journey in Autumn at Perrotin, Paris
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11 September–26 October 2019 Bernard Frize Journey in Autumn Perrotin, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, En Plein Air at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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19 July–31 August 2019 Group Exhibition En Plein Air Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Bernard Frize, Now or Never at Perrotin, Paris
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18 May–14 August 2019 Bernard Frize Now or Never Perrotin, Paris

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Bernard Frize In Ocula Magazine

Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 Ocula Report Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 Angela Suh, Busan

Located a stones throw from the famed Haeundae Beach, popularised in Korean cinema and countless K-dramas, Art Busan 2016 conveyed a leisurely air brought on by the first warm days of spring. Now in its fifth edition, the fair has grown into a sizeable event showcasing some of the best works in the region. With over 190 participating galleries...

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