“for Frydman a picture is considered an exploration of the depth of the plane”
Monique Frydman belongs to a postmodernist generation of artists who radically deconstructed painting, among which Supports/Surfaces, a movement which rethought the powers of painting through its material and metaphorical components in the 1970s-80s. For both Frydman and the group, a picture is considered an exploration of the depth of the plane. The body has been at the heart of her intensely lyrical approach from her first figurative and militant paintings of the 60s, based on the imperative necessity to assert a feminine identity through the use of her own body.
Released on the occasion of Monique Frydman’s solo exhibition at Parasol unit, London, 7 June – 12 August 2017, the publication includes full-page colour reproductions of the works in the exhibition. Images are accompanied by three insightful essays by London-based poet, art critic, editor and publisher Michael Glover, culture writer Farah Nayeri and Dr. Ziba Ardalan, director and curator of Parasol unit, London. The hand-numbered publication has a limited run of 500 copies.