Feature: Friese Undine
May 22 - August 1, 1999
Ezekiel, 35:9, 1998, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
Seattle-based artist Friese Undine is exhibiting twenty-two paintings in BAM's Nelson Gallery through August 1, 1999. Layering white pigment on a black background, the artist paints monochromatic, figurative images inspired by diverse influences. Many of his canvases are titled after specific Bible verses from the Old Testament. Sigmund Freud's complex theories of psychoanalysis and Niccoli Machiavelli's writings on morality underscore Undine's presentation of these historical figures he depicts in contemporary garb and settings. The artist regards these sources as fundamental influences in our culture, teachings from history that provide valuable lessons for today's society.
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