Die in Düsseldorf lebende Malerin Pia Fries (*1955) versucht während des Malprozesses der Farbe immer wieder neue Reize zu entlocken.

28. March - 16. June 2019

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The Düsseldorf-based painter Pia Fries (*1955) seeks to tease new stimuli out of the paint in the course of the painterly process. She kneads, hits, shakes the paint, or pours it out. Even though some of her paintings become relief-like in terms of thickness, often prompting critics to refer to her original training as a sculptor, “flat” graphic art also plays an important part in her oeuvre. In the course of the years, different motifs and approaches have emerged. 

The exhibition is the first to explore the different aspects of her work with graphic techniques and the way she handles paper in painting. The focus is on the close connection between painting and graphic art, drawing particular attention to the graphic elements inherent in painting.


Gunda Luyken



Pia Fries | beringer, 2002, Ölfarbe und Siebdruck auf Holz, 170 x 220 cm, Kunstpalast © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, Fotograf: Hans Brändli

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, German and English, 176 pages Museum edition 29,80 €, recommended retail price 38 €              

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Pia Fries | tisch dover 1, 2006, Ölfarbe und Siebdruck auf Holz, 100 x 145 cm, Courtesy the artist, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2019, Fotograf: Hans Brändli