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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I make works that could be thought of as withdrawn.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.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions:
2018 Drawing Open, No Format Gallery, London 
2018 Hospital Rooms Fundraiser, Griffin Gallery, Londo
2017  PIY Paint Lounge, Sluice Biennial, London
2017 Signal to Noise, Arebyte studios, London
2017 MFA Degree Show, WCA, London
2017 Creative Debuts First Thursdays, London
2017 Undead Painters Flash Salon III, Saturation Point Space, London
2017 Same Difference, Cass Arts Project Space, Kingston
2016 Residual Plans, Safehouse II, London (artist and curator)
2016 Chroma – Green Issue, Art Hub Gallery, London
2016 In the shadows of a subterranean river, Crypt Gallery, London
2016 Interventions, Lewisham Arthouse, London
2016 Black Bridges, Hundred Years Gallery, London
2016 monoCHROMA, The Crypt Gallery, London
2016 Affordable Arts Fair Hampstead – with MiAL
2016 Xhibit, UAL showroom, London
2016 1”, Chelsea College of Arts project space, London
2015 We all draw, Bargehouse, London
2015 Linea Senza Fine, Opere Scelte, Turin
2012 Olinda, Turin (solo)
2005 Galerie Rectoverso, Luxembourg (solo)
2004 Galerie Am Spiren, Luxembourg (solo)
1998 ACL Gallery, Marylebone, London (solo)
1998 Cercle Artistique du Luxembourg
1997 ACL Gallery, Marylebone, London (solo)
1997 Cercle Artistique du Luxembourg
1996 Hotel Sofitel atrium, Kirchberg, Luxembourg (solo) Awards/residencies
2017 Tiffany&Co Outset Studiomakers prize (shortlisted)
2017 Koppel Project Hive Summer Residency
2017 Metro Imaging Mentorship Award (winner)
2016 Made in Arts London selected artist

Original works:

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

Radio Silence 2

By Frederic Anderson

£200

Versailles

By Frederic Anderson

£750

Firecracker

By Frederic Anderson

£600

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Radio Silence 1

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