"STRING THEORY" oil, enamel on paper, under strings on cloth board 26"x 19" - 2019
Doug Frohman is a professional contemporary artist and curator working in Chicago & New York. 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 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, Doug has worked extensively with architects and interior designers on
public installations & commissions as well as sales to private collectors.
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."