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Michal Fric belongs among the most distinctive Slovak emerging artists. Althought he is quite young and at the beginning of his professional artistic career he has already established himself on the Slovak art scene. With his work Fric reflects the character of a contemporary society – media intentionally manipulating our lives, omnipresent restrictions, rules, commands determining our lives distinguished by high level of knowing and some kind of a deceptive certainty. Thus his paintings, balancing on the edge of representational and abstract painting, become ,,surreal“ testimonies full of humour, absurdity and coincidence. On his canvases Fric creates a pictorial system full of signs and references to contemporary, media, pseudo heros and pop culture ruled world. Fric is a veratile artist and apart from painting he works in other media as well.

Katarina Slaninova