art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
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art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Cover||Hardcover with dust jacket|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Kunstpalast Düsseldorf|
Pia Fries' paintings stand out through their direct application of paint, their delight in experimentation and the search for new, resistant formulations. Paint is the essential element here.
It can represent dense masses or fluid traces but also enters into an interplay of textures, facture and repeating forms. Like the rhetorical figures of "incandescent ice" or "black snow", the title FABELFAKT also refers to a merger of contrary concepts. The antithesis of painting is graphic print. The artist brings fragments of historic prints onto her painting surface via silkscreen and reacts to the figurative play of lines with paint and painting tools.
Her pictures thus fluctuate fascinatingly between representation and abstraction, between history and present.