Hong Kong, 24 November 2012 - 24 January 2013
Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Bernard Frize. With a career which spans more than 40 years, Bernard Frize is widely recognised as one of the most important and influential painters of his time. The breadth of the formal and conceptual vocabulary he has developed, encompassing elements of process, of seriality, of colour and of the passage of time has made the influence of his work on painters of his own and later generations unsurpassed. Frize’s abstract compositions are the systematic products of carefully constructed sets of rules, sometimes elaborate, sometimes simple; choreographed performances which determine the works’ formal compositions. For his first exhibition in Hong Kong, Frize will show paintings from the 2004 sequence Insulaire alongside one new monumental work. Of the Insulaire paintings Frize has written: The starting point is a motif composed of eight colours, from which I cut...