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Frederic Anderson

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Degree: MFA Fine Art
University: UAL WImbledon College of Art
Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement

I make works that could be thought of as withdrawn. All my drawings are made from direct observation - real objects drawn from life - and yet they don’t readily reveal what they are. Some works may appear entirely abstract, but they still retain a sense of 'objectness', of 'things in the world'. Through a process of intensive observation, these things, or arrangements of things, are reduced to their simplest, most essential forms. Once unlocked, these essential forms create strange interconnections across conventional boundaries – a tree branch echoes a river delta echoes a lightning strike echoes a capillary network… Working in series, things are approached from multiple aspects to build composite studies of a single subject stretching across several artworks. Everything is treated according to a flat ontology, with equal importance given to matter and empty space. As part of a process of abstraction intrinsically tied to the act of observation itself, things are reduced to edges, planes, shapes and contours – the vibrant lines where positive and negative space collide. Stripped of their ordinary contexts and meanings, they are suspended in a state of permanent potential, on the brink of becoming. There are no fictions or narratives here. This is the sharp edge of ‘from life’ engagement free of the closures of representation. It is a process of distillation and translation, of mining the rift between essence and appearance, the space in which things begin to fall apart.

Original works:

One Thousand Strokes and a Rol...

By Frederic Anderson

£250

Embryonic

By Frederic Anderson

£600

The Irresistible Force and the...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

The Irresistible Force and the...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

The Irresistible Force and the...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

Murky Ponds and Weedy Rivers 1...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

Murky Ponds and Weedy Rivers 2...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

Murky Ponds and Weedy Rivers 3...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

Murky Ponds and Weedy Rivers 4...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

Murky Ponds and Weedy Rivers 5...

By Frederic Anderson

£375

Versailles

By Frederic Anderson

£750

Firecracker

By Frederic Anderson

£600

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Radio Silence 1

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Radio Silence 2

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