About the artist
Max Frintrop’s painting is determined by the act of painting – where the act of painting becomes another way of thinking. Frintrop’s standards demand a kind of thinking in complex and abstract emotions, swinging in fields of tension between intuitive pictorial solutions and the process of painting itself. His artwork emerges from a process that is defined by a search for an authentic relationship to painting. As in the case with many great abstract painters, Frintrop first began by working in a figurative manner. However, his concern for content carried over into non-referential, linear works – artworks that began shifting away from placing the visual focus on the scene unfolding on the canvas and instead onto relationships between the arrangement of forms and spaces. Born in 1982 in Overhauser, Germany, Max Frintrop currently lives and works in Düsseldorf.