Pia Fries takes an idea as the starting point for her work and embraces the unpredictable. During the artistic process, she decides how colors, shapes and empty spaces will fit together. Time and again, she is inspired by (historical) motifs that correspond to an inner pictorial vision and which she takes as the basis for artistic metamorphoses.
Such as in the sheets from tausend : einerlei, which we are showing at KiS - Kunst in Seefeld. Three illustrated books "Chinese bamboo paper production. A picture album from the 18th century" form the basis for the works created in 2021.
Pia Fries always engages in new encounters during her work phases. In 2005, for example, a copy of Maria Sibylla Merian's "Raupenbuch" (Book of Caterpillars) was the starting point for a series of works entitled "black flowers". The naturalist and artist Merian was fascinated by the transformation of caterpillars into butterflies. Pia Fries took up this metamorphosis.