Marian Cramer

AMSTERDAM ART FAIR

by Joe Frazer

From 16-05-2017 To 21-05-2017

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Locatie Amsterdam Art Fair:  Huidekoperstraat 28, 1017 ZM Amsterdam

Openingstijden:

 

Zaterdag 20 mei 11.00 – 19.00 open voor publiek

Zondag 21 mei 11.00 – 17.00 open voor publiek

JOE FRAZER

by Joe Frazer

From 04-03-2017 To 11-05-2017

Joe Frazer It's nice to be smiled at Marian Cramer Projects 26

Presenting a series of new wall based sculptures, digital print & watercolour paintings

Following “I’m not in the mood” Joe Frazer’s second solo show at the project space ‘It’s nice to be smiled at’ presents a series of new works – wall based sculptures, a digital print and a collection of watercolour paintings.

Working predominately in sculpture, Frazer makes elegant sculptures using a variety of materials and processes. The works act as autobiographical surrogates, repeated fashionings towards counterfeit mug-shots of the artist and his desires. Measured flamboyancy, particular embellishments and flirtations take centre stage.

Using early work of Rietveld as inspiration the simple aluminium structures and primary colour planes act as bathroom vanity stations – the polished metal acknowledging the chromed metal of bathroom towel rails. The colours of each unit ,which reference De Stijl , can be seen as different colour coded zones within an environment.

Upon these structures toweling bath-robe belts are hung, tied and draped. The garments to which they belong aren’t present, suggesting an unknown physical moment.

Resting on top of the structures are organic loofahs – body exfoliators or back scratchers visibly stained, like the rim of a bathtub after a long soak.

Exploring the idea of concealing and what we choose to expose – both intimately and publicly these new works are predominantly about absorption- emotionally and materially. The human body leaving a trace on the objects but also the emotional aspect of what it alludes to.

The watercolours are one or two tones depicting folded, creased woven fabric. The painted fragment of clothing covering a physical form or human gesture.

Joe Frazer, Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy in London was chosen as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013. He previously studied Art & Art History Goldsmiths College 2002-2005 and was a guest student in Mark Leckey’s Film Class, Hfbk Staedelschule, Frankfurt 2008-2009.

Selected shows include –

Fashion Arts Commissions – The British Fashion Council & Royal Academy of Arts – Joe Frazer and Agi & Sam, Christie’s, Piccadilly, London 2016. Joyride, KINMAN NY, Manhattan, New York 2015 , ‘I Love you Me either’, Project Native Informant, Mayfair, London 2014, “Open Heart Surgery” The Moving Museum, London 2013, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013”, Spike Island, Bristol & ICA, London 2013.

Joe Frazer works and lives in London.

by Joe Frazer

From 27-11-2015 To 27-01-2016

Marian Cramer Projects is proud to present “5 Alumni Royal Academy Schools London’, an exhibition featuring work by Victoria Adham, Adham Faramawy, Daniel Lipp, Joe Frazer and Prem Sahib.

 

foto’s Fabian Landewee

 

 

I'M NOT IN THE MOOD

by Joe Frazer

From 05-10-2013 To 03-11-2013

Marian Cramer Projects is proud to present, “I’M NOT IN THE MOOD” a solo exhibition by the London artist Joe Frazer (b 1983). Joe Frazer, Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy in London was chosen as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013. He previously studied Art & Art History Goldsmiths College 2002-2005 and was a guest student in Mark Leckey’s Film Class, Hfbk Staedelschule, Frankfurt 2008-2009.

Working predominately in sculpture, Frazer makes elegant sculptures using a variety of materials and processes. The works act as autobiographical surrogates, repeated fashionings towards counterfeit mug-shots of the artist and his desires. Measured flamboyancy, particular embellishments and flirtations take centre stage.

Bartleby’s “I’d prefer not to” by Herman Melville plays an important role in the exhibition, seeing it as an attempt for him to be placed outside of judgment. A kind of nonchalant shrug; the title can be seen as a sexual advance being denied.

I’M NOT IN THE MOOD”’ is a new body of work, whereas with the previous work the image has been painted or screen printed onto the surface of the woven fabrics, thus referencing their materiality with the stitches penetrating through the surface. The Ribstop flourescent polyester fabric, used predominantly in watersports for its water resistant/light weight/stain proof quality, has been embroidered with sprays of paint creating the gesture of the human action. The human stain becomes embedded within.

Frazer considered the previous body of work for his RA Schools graduation show as a type of boy band: his imagined men posing for him nonchalantly. For Joe Frazer, these current pieces operate differently. “It’s another act of putting on a show”. Frazer sees these new panels as a set of moods: a scenario for the “cute one” and the “best dancer” to pose and sweat in.

For “I’M NOT IN THE MOOD” Frazer will exhibit photographs from his series “shade”; glow in the dark reminiscent 1980s dance parties painted onto a naked male model. The painted shapes highlights the artists touch and also particular parts of the body.

Recent group exhibitions include “Open Heart Surgery” (15th Oct-23rd Nov 2013), The Moving Museum, London, “Stopped Clocks in Places of Busyness”, Fold Gallery, London and “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013”, Spike Island, Bristol & ICA, London, “Premiums Interim Projects”, 2012, 6 Burlington Gardens, London , “Boyfriend Material”, 8 Egerton Garden Mews, 2011

Joe Frazer works and lives in London.

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Joe Frazer