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Open Tulip, 2018

Oil, graphite and wax on paper in graphite rubbed frame
31 1/4 × 23 3/4 in
79.4 × 60.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$2,500 - 5,000
location
Culver City
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About the work
Christine Frerichs
American, b. 1979
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“I wanted to find a way to create abstracted portraits that describe the physical and emotional aspects of myself through the use of symbolic color, form, and composition,” says Christine Frerichs, whose work uses a delicate, painterly touch to create pattern-laden geometric abstractions. Sharing similarities with the work of Jack Whitten, Frerichs’ compositions often feature bright, consonant color set against black, textured grounds, and accumulations of small, imperfect marks to create dense fields of color. Her forms typically arise from personal references, as allusions to loved ones or dictated by the proportions of her body. A series begun in 2013 uses twin rippling waves in a double-arch pattern, which meet in the middle of a diptych; the pinched center of the double arches represents the location of her navel on her body. Frerichs develops a textured surface with the rippled furrows, embellishing it with complicated fields of pointillist color.

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Christine Frerichs
American, b. 1979
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“I wanted to find a way to create abstracted portraits that describe the physical and emotional aspects of myself through the use of symbolic color, form, and composition,” says Christine Frerichs, whose work uses a delicate, painterly touch to create pattern-laden geometric abstractions. Sharing similarities with the work of Jack Whitten, Frerichs’ compositions often feature bright, consonant color set against black, textured grounds, and accumulations of small, imperfect marks to create dense fields of color. Her forms typically arise from personal references, as allusions to loved ones or dictated by the proportions of her body. A series begun in 2013 uses twin rippling waves in a double-arch pattern, which meet in the middle of a diptych; the pinched center of the double arches represents the location of her navel on her body. Frerichs develops a textured surface with the rippled furrows, embellishing it with complicated fields of pointillist color.

Open Tulip, 2018

Oil, graphite and wax on paper in graphite rubbed frame
31 1/4 × 23 3/4 in
79.4 × 60.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$2,500 - 5,000
location
Culver City
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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