Monique Frydman, Sans titre, 1988, pigments, pastel on canvas cotton, 195 x 193 cm, collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (acq. 1989). © Monique Frydman. Picture D.R.

Exhibition overview

Monique Frydman’s work is initially linked to the question of the human body, to the dark, and to lines, from which she progressively turns away in order to achieve color. Her work then falls more along the lines of abstract expressionists’. She uses unprimed linen canvases, which are followed by light cotton canvases soaked in pastel and pigment. The ever-present outline adopts the fragile form of a charcoal line, which roams in the space of her canvases to then drown in the spread of color. It is in this perfectly mastered synthesis of color and design that the originality of Monique Frydman lies. Each painting is an intense pictorial adventure where the euphoria of color and light, the curves of the lines, and the buried traces of a prospective depiction invite contemplation.

Artists and contributors of the exhibition:
  • Monique Frydman