Bert Frijns

1953 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Bert Frijns Creates light, transparent works, often elegantly and gently leaning – almost bowing – to the viewer. The transparency of glass enables light to penetrate his works, which plays with reflections in the glass and appears compelling and meditative. He often combines the slightly green sculptural works in glass with water, which captures and enhances the interplay of light and movement.

Bert Frijns is a Dutch artist who studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

He won several prizes such as 'Glaskunst '81', Incentive price, Kassel, Germany (1981), 'Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis', Honourable mention, Coburg, Germany (1985), 'Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis', First price, Sapporo, Japan (1988), 'Dodenlicht (memorial light)', First price, Joods historisch museum, Amsterdam, Nederland (1988) and Bayerischer Staatspreis, München (2012).

His work is collected internationally including Dienst voor Esthetische Vormgeving P.T.T .,Den Haag; Bank Mees & Hope N.V., Amsterdam; N.V Bank Nederlansche Gemeenten, Den Haag; Nestlé Holland, Diemen; Hoge School Enschede, Eschede; Raad van State, Den Haag; Queen Beatrix (to commemorate 12 and half years on the throne); Koninklijk Huis Nederland; Beroepsvereniging van Nederlandse Interieur Architecten (Object for the honorary membership of Benno Premsela); Gemeente Amsterdam (Business gifts); Gemeentemuseum Arnhem; F.N.A.C., Frankrijk; Aegon, Boedapest, Den Haag; DSM, Heerlen; Government 2e Kamer, Den Haag.

Bert Frijns

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