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Frize lays his canvases on the floor, and works on them at speed. He is less concerned with the creation of a meaningful image, than the process of painting itself. In Spitz (‘sharp’ or ‘pointed’ in German) he laid out the lines in red crayon and then coated the canvas in a liquid resin. The paint was laid into the wet resin, with colours bleeding and merging as he worked. Having set the process in motion, therefore, Frize allowed it to determine the final composition.

April 2007