Pia Fries: volume & light :
In Collaboration with Mai 36 Galerie
218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
A former student in the masterclass of Gerhard Richter, Pia Fries can herself now look back on a rich history of teaching in Lucerne, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf and Berlin. Since 2014 she has been a professor of painting at the Munich Academy. With her many international exhibitions, she has become one of the foremost representatives of abstract painting. Her aesthetically edgy images present colour, form and structure in relievo and sometimes even in sheer mass. The paint converges, merges, creates paths and traces, leaping out of the blank spaces she leaves. Her paintings are bold and daring. Flowing, stocking movements inform the entire image, at times enhanced and complemented by rhythmic inputs and manual interventions. They follow an inner logic that looks perfectly clear, and yet remains utterly inexplicable. For some time now, Pia Fries has been appropriating structures from found images, which she transfers onto the carrier by silkscreen and then uses as the starting point for her works.
Artist website: http://www.piafries.com