Katrin Fridriks in her studio looking to the side

Katrin Fridriks

Abstract echoes of raw energy and natural phenomena.

“I think art and science, like magic or religion, are all branches of the same tree. They all aim at the pursuit of truth.”

Fridriks’ paintings erupt, stretch and fold like a deluge of hot lava. Her inky, multi-coloured abstract forms are created with thick mixes of acrylic that are dripped, thrown and spun onto large canvases using a plethora of techniques that Fridriks has developed and refined over the past decade. Shifting the weight of her body with swift and decisive motion, Fridriks’ controlled spontaneity has t...

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Katrin Fridriks was born in 1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland, and currently lives between Luxembourg and Paris.


As well as creating the first ever Avant Arte edition, Fridriks' work is featured in collections around the world including those of Jeremy Rocher, Ron Dennis, the Christian Courtin-Clarins, Taittinger, Palais Benedictine and the Reykjavik Art Museum.

Did you know?

Fridrik's produced cover art for Liquids by Proffesor Mark Miodowniu, which was published by Penguin Random House and awarded the Royal Science Book Award in 2018 - a full circle moment given her art's scientific inspirations.

Collaborations with Katrin Fridriks

Avant Arte and Katrin Fridriks have one upcoming collaboration.