Things to See at Art Basel in Hong Kong

A main­stay of the global con­tem­po­rary art scene and the fore­most cham­pion of Asia’s own cre­ativ­ity, Art Basel in Hong Kong re­turns next month with a pro­gramme that’s as vi­brant as it’s in­no­va­tive. A plethora of in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic gal­leries will pr

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Bernard frize The Aus­trian gallery has a long a tra­di­tion of rep­re­sent­ing mod­ern art. Its group show for this year’s fair is a per­fect ex­am­ple, with artists such as Alice At­tie, Her­bert Brandl, Imi Knoebel and Gün­ter Um­berg— all piv­otal fig­ures of to­day’s vis­ual prac­tice—dis­play­ing con­tem­po­rary pieces span­ning mixed-me­dia com­po­si­tions, sculp­tures and ab­stract paint­ings. Among the ex­hibits, four works by French painter Bernard Frize are per­haps most cap­ti­vat­ing in their va­ri­ety. Frize is known for us­ing a mul­ti­tude of ma­te­ri­als and tech­niques, each of his cre­ations a lay­ered com­po­si­tion de­rived from elab­o­rately con­structed rules and care­fully chore­ographed acts of paint­ing. The pieces on show are re­flec­tive of this prac­tice; from wide brushes to geo­met­ric grid pat­terns, they ref­er­ence min­i­mal­ism, ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ism and colour field paint­ing, for a truly eclec­tic ap­proach to art.

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