Katrin grew up in Luxembourg and Germany. After a couple of years spent in Paris where she exhibited her first paintings at the age of 20, KF moved to the United States. She currently lives and works between Paris and Luxembourg.
Through her hyperkinetic abstract paintings, Fridriks fuses the natural energies of her native Iceland – fire, water, earth and air – with contemporary pop art, graffiti and calligraphic references to create a unique visual universe. Her passion for architecture inspired her to create conceptual installations still using canvas and paint. Beyond her resolutely modern pictorial expression, Katrin Fridriks is continuing her research into matter and colour with the avowed intent to place technique at the service of artistic expression. Fridriks has previously received grant support from the Minister for Culture in Luxembourg as well as a high-profile commission from the French Government to create an 80 m² fresco for the Olympic Stadium of Nîmes in 2007. She also presented at the Goss-Michael Foundation for the MTV Red:Define project in 2011, at the Liverpool Biennial in 2008 and has undertaken commercial commissions for premium global brands, such as Land Rover’s 60th anniversary event, Polo Jeans Co Ralph Lauren for the "Art Stars" project.
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