Louise Frydman (1989)

The work of the French artist Louise Frydman is essentially linked to the impression of softness and fragility associated with the use of ceramic and white porcelain, therefore it may be surprising that this remarkable artist originally studied graphic design at the ESAG-Penninghen Art School in Paris and later photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She began her artistic career by creating light and delicate compositions of white paper, the aesthetics of matte whiteness and fragility of which later inspired her further work. She started working in ceramic in 2015. In the studio of Jean-François Reboul, she created a monumental mobile installation entitled La Fée des Pétales for the courtyard of the Hôtel de Croisilles in Paris. Hundreds of suspended subtle ceramic objects, forming a 17-metre-long petal-like installation, together with the architecture of the building have created an extraordinary experience evoking the fragility of existence and the transience of nature. It was her unique and sensitive realisations that immediately attracted the attention of collectors and designers around the world. She exhibited her work in 2017 and 2019 at the biennial Revelations at the Grand Palais in Paris. She also started collaborations with luxury fashion houses, such as Bonpoint, Hermès, Clarins, and Dior. In June 2019, Louise Frydman was awarded the “1 immeuble, 1 œuvre” prize by the French Minister of Culture Franck Riester, for her collaboration with Vinci Immobilier. Her work was also selected for the ICAA International White China Competition, whose exhibition took place in Beijing in August 2019, and subsequently became a part of the ICAA art collection. Her bas-reliefs and sculptures are inspired mainly by very intimate experiences from a stay in nature. Louise’s work presents the beholder with an imaginary balance between transience and vulnerability and, on the other hand, the monumentality of nature. In addition to the sculpting itself, working with light is also important for her: “My work is composed as much of ceramic as it is composed of light. It can almost disappear in a soft atmosphere, or become completely dramatic with projectors sending black shadows. Photography taught me how to look at the light and play with it.”

Selected exhibitions:
Céramique contemporaine – Louise Frydman, Loo & Lou Gallery, Paris, FRA, 2021
Bing! Bing! Céramique Contemporaine (collective exhibition), ICICLE Cultural Space, Paris, FRA, 2021
Exposição de Cerâmica de Louise Frydman, Prémio Árvore – Residência Artística, Porto, PRT, 2020
Exposition du concours ICAA Blanc de chine (collective exhibition), Beijing, CHN, 2019
Révélations Art Fair (collective exhibition), Grand Palais, Paris, FRA, 2017
Céramiques, Louise Frydman, Musée de la Tour du Moulin, Marcigny, FRA, 2016
Louise Frydman, La Fée des Pétales, monumental installation at the Hôtel de Croisilles, Paris, FRA, 2015



Coeur d’Automne IV
2022
mixed media (porcelain on coated wooden frame, mirror)
signed on the reverse
diameter: 95 cm

Summer Art Salon 2022

sold
Abysses (diptych)
2022
porcelain on coated wooden panels
signed on the reverse
120 × 60 cm (total: 120 × 120 cm)

Summer Art Salon 2022

sold
Vol de Nuit II
2022
mixed media (porcelain on cotton paper, gold leaf)
signed lower right
46,5 × 32,5 × 2 cm

Summer Art Salon 2022

sold
Vol de Nuit III
2022
mixed media (porcelain on cotton paper, gold leaf)
signed lower right
47 × 32 × 2 cm

Summer Art Salon 2022

sold
Nuées (triptych)
2021
porcelain on handmade paper 
signed lower right
50 × 63 cm

sold at 87th Auction of KODL Gallery
Charity Auction for Centrum Paraple

Bulles V
2021
porcelain on paper
signed on the reverse
102 × 66 cm

ARTIST'S RECORD SALE

sold at 85th Auction of KODL Gallery
Charity Auction for Bátor Tábor Foundation 





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