Souffle (2019) Porcelain and wire mesh, 260 x 200 cm © Louise Frydman

LOUISE FRYDMAN

 

Louise Frydman is a French artist who was born in Paris in 1989. She graduated from L’ESAG-Penninghen School of Art in 2012 and studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She currently lives and works in Burgundy.

Louise Frydman began her career by creating works using delicate white paper and soon after, she began practicing ceramics. She attempts to capture nature’s shapes with clay that she soaks in a white preparation, whose powdery appearance reflects light.

She utilizes organic shapes and creating aerial installations, with movement being a key to her practice. She aims at finding the right balance between power and finesse by sculpting ethereal forms in large dimensions. Whether she is inspired by a petal, tree or the wind, she interprets the emotions that come to her, and creates work in situ, carefully considering the environment where her pieces will be displayed.

In 2015, she created the monumental piece La Fée des Pétales that was suspended in the center of the Hôtel de Croisilles in Paris. That same year, she met the ceramicist Jean-François Reboul, attributing to the development of her skills and as well as confirming her artistic approach.

Loo & Lou Gallery presented her work for the first time during the art fair JustLX in Lisbon in May 2019. She was invited in November 2020 for her second collaboration with Loo & Lou Gallery to take over the Atelier space with her installation Nature Fragile.

In 2017 and 2019, she participated in the Révélations biennial which was held in the Grand Palais. She has collaborated with luxury brands such as Hermès, and has additionally had her sculptures displayed by interior decorators such as Minassian Chahan. In June 2019, Louise Frydman was awarded the “1 immeuble, 1 oeuvre” prize by the Minister of culture, Franck Riester, for her collaboration with Vinci Immobilier. Her work was also selected for the International ICAA Ceramic Art Award with an exhibition by the same name in Beijing in August 2019. Her sculptures are presented in the showroom of the designer Philippe Hurel in Paris and in the Parisian gallery, Amélie Maison d’Art.