Tuesday 21 May 2019
11am – 12pm
Frea talks openly about her journey as an artist, her relationship with print, her undoing of process and the development of her practice into other disciplines.
“I use the silkscreen process as a tool for drawing. I make unplanned, improvised, one-off printed works on paper, retaining the precision and technique of screen printing but following my intuition. Selecting colours and shapes instinctively as a starting point, I work quickly, responding to what has gone before. I negotiate a space between chaos and control to produce abstract prints that resemble unfolded boxes or origami – bending, folding and opening out in different directions. They play with illusion and perception, they look 3D but are flat, they have the potential to be something but they are not, there are loose ends and spaces in between.”
Frea studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in London. More recently she passed her Masters degree with Distinction at UWE in Bristol, where she continues to live and work. She has exhibited internationally including being selected three times for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and a solo show at Jealous Gallery, London, curated by Smithson Gallery. She has worked on a large commission for Facebook and other public art projects.