"BLACK LIVES MATTER" oil on wood 7"x 7"x 4" (each) w. "WEB" oil, encaustic on canvas
2014-20 - 2020
2014-20 - 2020
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 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.
Mr. Frohman's work isn't derivative of anyone else. He is his own man."