Over the past twenty years, the internationally renowned artist has experimentally explored the process of painting on a new material level and developed an independent pictorial form. The highlights of the exhibition are two new series of pictures, flaggenbild and kammerstück, which Pia Fries created especially for the exhibition and with direct reference to works in the Karlsruhe Print Room. From her encounter with the rich inventory of the house, the idea of continuing her art with other means developed: Pia Fries has set up her chambre d’amis in the historic lecture hall of the Kunsthalle, in which she can express her curatorial sense from the Kupferstichkabinett collection - from Schongauer to Cézanne.
Pia Fries works on images that confront the viewer as a physical event. Her energetic quality creates a sensual level that makes one eager for deeper penetration. This painting does not depict anything, but exists in its own structures.
Translated from German using Google Translate.