Max Frintrop


Max Frintrop was born in Oberhauser, in 1982 and he lives and works in Düsseldorf.

He got a Painting degree at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, with Albert Oehlen as a professor.

Max Frintrop’s works are characterised by an investigation and an ironic play with the concept of space. He thus presents a recurrent form, which he reduces and, at the same time, in terms of geometry, pushes to the extreme. This act of pushing forms to the extreme is intensified by an expressive painterly gesture and a dynamic treatment of colour. Ink is applied to the canvas in streaks and splatters, highly diluted or opaque. In some cases, one has the impression that the monochrome coloration dominates the entire pictorial space; at other times, it seems as though the canvas has directed the colour into particular paths. The result is a declination of colours and forms, which appears precisely calculated and at the same time spontaneous.  (lena Ipsen text)