2004-2040

A 36 YEARS RECORDING OF LIFE

 

 

Every month Frigo executes a 500 by 500 millimeters abstract painting on an illustration panel, using a size 24 square cut brush and a palette of 24 acrylic colors. This palette comprises all the primary and secondary colors as well as a lighter and darker version of each of them. In addition to these 18 resulting colors, Frigo uses white, black, gray, silver, brown and gold thus resulting in a total of 24 colors. After being executed, each painting is photographed and the resulting image colorized using an image editor. Each painting is, from left to right, the continuation of the former. The paintings are later embroidery and use as curtains to darken the 12 corridors of 45,5 meters where the screens of drawings and the plaques of casualties are also displayed. The actual result at the end of the project in 2040 will be a 534 meters embroidery making it the longest painting conceived by an individual over the longest amount of time.

Month painting number 85 Frigo painting setup in 2013 Frigo painting setup in 2013

Frigo begun painting at an early age and in particular after attending art classes when studying as a teenager in the United States. From the age of 18 he used his dead step grandfather study to paint. Causing his step grandmother nausea for the type of materials he experimented with, he soon begun painting in garages and later in nature. Beginning to paint symmetrically with both his hands and using more natural products, his painting became increasingly ritualistic and the filming of the process became increasingly relevant. Upon moving to Vancouver to study, Frigo, unable to paint, begun cooking instead and documenting his daily life which lead him to his current project.

The most important feature of this work is that Frigo executed his painting acting as a medium, an approach already experimented by Hilma af Klint. He thus freely paint with the only objective in mind to create a present a full palette of colours and shapes, in line with early abstract painting theories such as those of Wassily Kandinsky.