presents large mural paintings from the last fifteen years by Gijs Frieling (Amsterdam, 1966), together with a number of small paintings, pieces of embroidery and objects.
The typography was drawn especially for the book by Job Wouters. | more
In the last few years Gijs Frieling has occupied a unique position in the world of painting. Frieling is inspired by different sources, among them folk art and Christian iconography. He tries to combine the things he loves into a grand unity and this evokes a feeling of inexhaustability. 'My work is an attempt to present the development of painting as an entity in which the differences between fine art, folk art, religious painting, 'high art' and the avant-garde are merely contextual. Painting is visual knowledge, and at the same time an accumulation of actions. I want to give these reflective and performative aspects an equal place.' | more
In September 2009 Gijs Frieling was presented with the Cobra Art Prize. In 1994 Frieling received the Royal Grant for Painting, and he was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1999, His work can been seen in a number of collections, including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Bonefantenmuseum in Maastricht. | back