"NEW KID ON THE BLOCK" 60"x 72" oil, collage on canvas - 2022
Doug Frohman is a professional contemporary artist and curator working in Chicago & New York.
In 2018, he curated a major exhibition called "VITALITY RISING: a Five-Artist Dialogue" at the distinguished
Zhou Brothers Exhibitions in Chicago. He has also exhibited at top US Art Fairs, including ART BASEL Miami,
CONTEXT New York & SOFA Chicago. In addition to private collectors, Doug has worked extensively with architects
and interior designers on public installations & commissions.
He is also co-managing director of Art Selective, an art advisory helping streamline the artist selection & acquisition
process for corporate & residential art consultants. In 2007, Doug switched from painting w/ brushes to using a workman's
metal-edged cement trowel.
In making this change, his ideation & imagery shifted from sweeping, gestural inter-play and layered accretions of color
to a refined, more minimal emphasis relying on geometric shape & line. The resulting "atmospheric geometries” find
bold, dynamic colors meeting at the edges, w/ the imagery & surface energy suggesting a larger spatial & temporal
context impacting the viewer with its presence and power.
Commentary from author and distinguished national art critic, Paul Klein - http://www.artletter.com
"I see a lot of art and most of it is derivative. Not only that, it's usually obvious who it's derived from. Doug Frohman's
work isn't derivative of anyone else. He is his own man."