The paintings of El Frauenfelder, Manor Art Prize Zürich laureate 2015
1st edition, 2015
Text English and German
120 pages, 56 color and 57 monochrome illustrations
26 x 33 cm
Elisa “El” Frauenfelder is known for her paintings and drawings that depict bare landscapes, as well as towns, houses, and interiors. From Helsinki to the plains of South Dakota to the Swiss countryside, she has taken inspiration from her surroundings for a wide variety of new motifs. Working in a rapid alla prima process, she applies paint with a palette knife and scrapes the canvas to achieve a raw and direct presence in her art. At times somber and dark, other times gaudy and lurid, Frauenfelder’s paintings never fail to command attention with their careful orchestration of color, motif, and shape in contrast with their sketchy, open brushwork. El Frauenfelder analyzes the most recent works by this remarkable young artist. The book includes essays by art historians Markus Stegmann and Simona Ciuccio.
The book is published in conjunction with an exhibition at Kunstmuseum Winterthur in fall 2015.