Repository/Location: SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst
Bernard Frize (born 1954, Saint-Mandé, France) is a French painter who works in a variety of materials and utilizes a multitude of techniques. As an artist he explores the bare minimal essence of painting, devoid of conception and aesthetic, instead focusing on an industrial approach to making art. His work is highly process-oriented, often requiring unconventional tools, materials, and the assistance of others to complete a painting.Frize's artworks have been exhibited extensively across Europe and the UK (Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, as one example), as well as recently in the United States. He is represented by the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris and Miami, Simon Lee Gallery in London and Galerie Nächst St. Stephan in Vienna.Frize lives and works in Paris, France as well as Berlin, Germany.