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BIOGRAPHY

AMERICAN ARTIST BORN IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY’S STEEL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND AN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY OF GRAINS, CROPS AND APPLE ORCHARDS. A CREATIVE CHILD, CHRISTIAN FOUND WAYS TO EXPRESS HIS ARTISTIC ABILITIES AT A YOUNG AGE IN DRAWING, PAINTING, AND SCULPTURE. LATER, AS A YOUNG ADULT, DEVELOPING HIS SKILLS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC DESIGN, AND WEB DEVELOPMENT. HIS INFLUENCES ORIGINATE FROM THE SUPPORT OF CREATIVE PARENTS AND PERSONAL EXPLORATION OF PHILOSOPHY, SPIRITUALITY AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. CHRISTIAN GRADUATED FROM PRATT INSTITUTE WITH A BFA IN ADVERTISING ART DIRECTION. CHRISTIAN’S EDUCATION ALSO INCLUDES ACCREDITED STUDIES FROM PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

https://christianfrisk.com Portfolio photo of completed canvas painting.

METHODOLOGY

CHRISTIAN’S PAINTINGS BEGIN WITH A TECHNIQUE OF LAYING THE CANVAS FLAT ON THE GROUND, WHILE THE FORCE OF GRAVITY AND TILT OF THE FRAME CREATES A MARBLING EFFECT. GRAVITY INFLUENCES THE CHAOS IN EACH PAINTING SYMBOLIZING THE FORCE OF NATURE AND UNDERLINING THE NOTION THAT UNPREDICTABILITY IS INESCAPABLE. GRAVITY AGES US WHILE IN-TURN KEEPING BOTH FEET ON THE GROUND. A METAPHOR FOR OUR HUMANITY. THE FORCE THAT AIDS IN THE PROCESS OF DEATH ALSO GIVES LIFE TO THE ENVIRONMENT THAT PROTECTS US. THE RESULTING BACKGROUND IS ABSTRACT AND CHAOTIC. THE ORGANIC FLOW IS REPRESENTATIVE OF NATURE. LAYERED OVER TOP IS GEOMETRIC LINE-WORK IN GOLD AND SILVER LEAF. NOT TO OVERPOWER OR DISTRACT FROM THE BEAUTY OF NATURE, THESE STAGNANT LINES REPRESENT CHRISTIAN’S DESIRE TO FIND HARMONY IN THE DISORDERLY. A SEARCH FOR SPIRITUAL IDENTITY IN SUBLIME LANDSCAPES.

PORTFOLIO

See Christian's work showcased on Behance by Adobe Systems Inc. Additional link to Instagram tagged photos can be found on Behance profile.

PRESS

TRADITIONAL HOME

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"LOFTY GOALS. Designer Katie Rosenfeld transforms an industrial New York City loft space into an inviting home for a young family." -Sally Finder Weepie

Clarence House

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"Since 1961, Clarence House has been infusing the textile industry with luxurious and inventive fabrics, with Kazumi Yoshida as its Creative Director."

Katie Rosenfeld

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"Maximalism My Way. Known for her no-holds-barred approach to color and pattern, Katie Rosenfeld’s design style can be summed up as happy, family friendly and approachable."

Delightful Interiors

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"Interior Design Inspiration."

THE COMMISSIONS PROCESS FOR CHRISTIAN FRISK

PHASE I

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COMMISSIONS ARE WELCOMED AND THE BULK OF MY WORK. I NEED FOUR THINGS IN ORDER TO GET STARTED; A 50% DEPOSIT, CANVAS SIZE, COLORS THAT YOU’D LIKE TO INCORPORATE, AND A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPOSITION.

ALSO INCLUDE TWO PAINTINGS THAT I’VE DONE, ALONG WITH WHAT YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE ABOUT THEM. THIS INFORMATION IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL FOR DETERMINING STYLE AND COMPOSITION.

FINAL PROPOSAL AND PRICING WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL AFTER CUSTOM REQUEST FORM IS COMPLETE.

PHASE II

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ONCE THE FIRST PHASE OF THE COMPOSITION IS COMPLETE, I WILL SEND YOU IMAGES OF THE CANVAS. I USUALLY ALLOW ONE SET OF CHANGES, BUT IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING FAIR TO BOTH PARTIES. I WANT TO BE HAPPY WITH THE PAINTING AS WELL AS YOU.

PHASE III

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THE CURRENT LEAD TIME IS 6 WEEKS FROM THE DATE THE DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED. ADDITIONAL TIME REQUIRED IF SHIPPING OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY.

CONTACT

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