"An oeuvre characterised by constant shifts, both in a literal sense – when the surfaces of images seem to jut into the space of the beholder, assuming a physical, spatial presence – and metaphorically speaking. This latter aspect is manifested in the insistence with which these objects – both paintings and sculptures, which are in principle conceived primarily in terms of form, i.e. are produced by the successive creation, consolidation and variation of “form” – thrust themselves upon the viewer.
Frank Maier considers abstraction to be merely an extension of reality. His paintings are reflections on real life experiences, and in some regards he views painting itself as a manifestation of authenticity. Through each work he establishes a set of modes that seek to alter the way we as viewers consider and understand symbols. The elements of line and geometry on Maier’s canvases provoke a discourse on the significance that these symbols hold in our lives, both in a literal and metaphoric manner. For Maier, painting is the only way to explore such profound concepts, where the physicality and materiality of paint becomes an allegory for human existence."