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21-Jul-2017 to 27-Jul-2017

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Frea Buckler’s first London solo exhibition is the eagerly awaited outcome of a long-term artistic relationship between British female artist Frea Buckler and curator Anna Smithson, owner of Smithson Gallery.

 

Frea Buckler’s first London solo exhibition is the eagerly awaited outcome of a long-term artistic relationship between British female artist Frea Buckler and curator Anna Smithson, owner of Smithson Gallery.

Frea explores a continual line of enquiry with her unique screen printing process. Refusing to succumb to trends, her sights are set on the long game within the art-world. Frea embraces chance and rejects planning, preferring to work instinctively, creating multiple works derived from the limitation of one single shape. She prints with perfection and uniformity, employing flat colour and sharp edges. Her work is reminiscent of the geometric abstraction movement, drawing inspiration from the likes of Carmen Herrera and Agnes Martin.

Luminous will present Frea’s sculptures for the first time alongside her unique screen prints. An exhibition filled with dynamic shapes, blazing colour and dreamlike luminosity, a result of Frea’s thorough investigation of possibility from limitations. Using Instagram as her sketchbook Frea’s account is quickly gathering momentum; thousands of followers trace her compelling map of colour, form, influence and background.

 

It is a thorough documentation of her investigations, as well as a nod to artists such as Frank Stella, Sol Lewitt and Rachel Whiteread.

Frea studied Fine Art Printmaking and Photomedia at Central Saint Martins followed by an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at The University of the West of England. Her work has been selected twice for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2014 and 2016, and she has had two sell out shows in 2016. Frea’s prints are becoming highly collectable, purchasers often coming back to add to their collection, one describes her works as ‘jewels we keep getting drawn back to’.

Smithson Gallery

Established in 2009 by Anna Smithson, Smithson Gallery represents a high-quality selection of contemporary artists from the UK, Europe and America.

Anna is a curator and director with over 15 years of expertise in the field. Anna’s personal approach and thoughtful curation underpin the success of her gallery. Nurturing a select and diverse group of artists working across a range of mediums, she supports and mentors with passion, professionalism and integrity.

Embracing the online platform, the Smithson Gallery website acts as a far-reaching gallery window. The diverse calendar of temporary exhibitions and art fairs provides the opportunity to curate a myriad of carefully considered shows, specific to their environment and audience.

Frea Buckler



 

 


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