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SELECTED WORKS BY Max Frisinger

Noah's Ark (CocoRosie)
Max Frisinger
Noah's Ark (CocoRosie)

2010

Steel, glass, wood, mixed media

246 x 272.5 x 105 cm
Max Frisinger’s raised glass cases – assemblages crammed with found material – are witty visual paradoxes, governed by a dual sense of cacophony and order. They demand careful observation, with each side like an entry point, revealing a different topography made up of found scraps – metal, wood, tubing, table legs, plastic tubs, offcuts and other broken designs – all random-looking but somehow perfectly framed around each other and their spatial limitations.

Frisinger’s works juxtapose apparent chaos with a careful sense of arrangement, and flirt with an art historical understanding of perspective, representation and abstraction. Depending on the viewer’s point of view, the objects within these three-dimensional boxes may appear to be independent from each other, or unified and flattened, like abstract paintings.
Rising (Yoko Ono)

Rising (Yoko Ono)

Rising (Yoko Ono) - detail

Max Frisinger
Rising (Yoko Ono)

2010

Steel, glass, wood, mixed media

246 x 272.5 x 105 cm
Noah’s Ark (CocoRosie) (2010), a vitrine chock full of mismatched shapes, is striking for the complex imagery that rises out of its superimposed objects and the gaps left between them. Rising (Yoko Ono) (2010) shows a somewhat axial arrangement suggesting kineticism despite its crammed, impossibly static nature.

When asked about his works and the development of his practice, Frisinger simply states: ‘inveni, vidi, vici’ (‘I found, I saw, I conquered’). His assemblages can be seen to be making reference to the tradition of refuse-based art, recycling detritus to comment on the society of excess. Looming over Frisinger’s new time-capsules of the everyday are the ghosts of found-object sculptures by Marcel Duchamp and Jean Tinguely, Arman’s ‘accumulations’ and Daniel Spoerri’s ‘snare pictures’, as well as a poetic playfulness, somewhere between Joseph Cornell and the musical, performative improvisation of Fluxus.

But Frisinger’s boxes, like portable, flat-pack dumpsters, contain not just a nod to the past, but an up-to-date comment on our current culture of waste and excess in society in general but perhaps also within the art world.

Max Frisinger's BIOGRAPHY

Max Frisinger
Born in 1980 in Bremen, Germany
Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Kunstpreis Start, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn

2010
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2009
Tilt, Galerie Katharina Bittel, Hamburg
Doppelschicht, Trottoir, Hamburg

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Made in Germany zwei, Kunstverein Hannover
30 Künstler 30 Räume, Kunsthalle Nürnberg

2011
Gesamtkunstwerk:New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
Schnitte im Raum. Skulpturale Collagen/Cuts in Space, Sculptural Collages, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2010
Arts and Sports Club Wilhelm, Hamburg
Berlin A Party for Boris, Vittorio Manalese & Fils Gallery, Berlin
Group exhibition at Gallery Kathy Bittel, Galerie Karin Guenther and Figge von Rosen Galerie

2009
Hamburg Grid and Line, Galerie Catherine Bittel, Hamburg

2008
A horse does not eat cucumber salad, class Norbert Schwontowski, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst

2008
Hamburg Lumen Christie's, St. Catherine's Church, Hamburg
Hansaplatz Hamburg green.dicks, Hansa Hamburg Place
If not for God, for whom? Hoheluftbrücken, Hamburg High air bridges, Hamburg
Dockville, Hamburg Dockville, Hamburg
Hamburg lame America, former printing, Harburger Cultural Festival, Hamburg

2007
Dockville,Hamburg