Kaikai Kiki Gallery and Perrotin Tokyo present two concurrent solo shows of French painter Bernard Frize, in advance of his retrospective at the Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. Featuring a wide range of paintings, including new productions, these exhibitions mark the artist’s return to Japan after 13 years.
While regularly revisiting various moments of his past practice, Frize has never stopped exploring new concepts, inventing novel ways to paint, but he has also, since the mid-1990s, abandoned all recourse to what we summarize as “figurative art,” namely the representation of real and identifiable objects or images.
His work is represented in more than 45 public collections around the world, including the Tate Gallery, London; MNAM/ Centre Pompidou, Paris; MUMOK, Vienna, and the National Museum of Art Osaka.
Reception: Mar 22 | 17:00–20:00
Image: Fleurant, 2015. Acrylic and resin on canvas. 160 x135 x3 cm © Bernard Frize / ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2019