Katrin Fridrik’s “Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome” & More.

Icelandic abstract conceptual painter, Katrin Fridriks, recently installed her work at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy. Her large installation Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome will be part of the “Personal Structures – Crossing Borders” group exhibition opening in the context of la Biennale di Venezia 2015  on May 7th & 8th, 2015. The show features a broad variety of artistic media, including video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos and installations from more than 100 participating artists representing over 50 countries and will stay on view through November 22nd, 2015. 

The topics Time, Space and Existence are highlighted from unusual, very personal points of view by participating artists such as Carl Andre (USA), Daniel Buren (FRA), Joseph Kosuth (USA), Francois Morellet (FRA), Hermann Nitsch (AUT), Yoko Ono (JAP), Roman Opalka (FRA), Lawrence Weiner (USA) and others. 

Currently, Fridriks’ installation “Riding Awareness - Noble Eye catcher” is included in a an extensive overview of Icelandic contemporary painting at the Reykjavík Art Museum in Kjarvalsstaðir. 

Coinciding with these important events, her first monograph will be released in June through the art publishing house Skira, providing a journey through past 15 years of Fridriks’ creation and evolution. Also, a new 8 color-silkscreen fine art print release “Royal Gene & Ethics” is scheduled with her London gallery, Lazarides.

Continue below to see a video of her “Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome” installation:

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Katrin Fridriks (b.1974, Iceland/Germany/France) - Crayons / Code DNAnd Munitions

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, urban iconoclast Katrin Fridriks has lived in Luxembourg, Germany and the US and currently works from her studio in Paris, producing large-scale works for an eclectic International roster of collectors and curators. Through her hyperkinetic abstract paintings, Fridriks fuses the natural energies of her native Iceland – fire, water, earth and air – with contemporary pop art, graffiti and calligraphic references to create a unique visual universe. Her passion for architecture inspired her to create conceptual installations still using canvas and paint. Beyond her resolutely modern pictorial expression, Katrin Fridriks is continuing her research into matter and colour with the avowed intent to place technique at the service of artistic expression.

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