Robert Fry’s figurative paintings delve into the psychological, mythical, and anthropomorphic themes of human relationships. In a time where society’s energies are often chaotic and focused outwards, Fry’s paintings look inwards at the more intimate facets of human existence. In intensely private and raw scenarios, Fry focuses on the internal containment of dual or multiple presences and their interplay, in complex perspectives and abstracted layers. Pairing down amorphic shapes, Fry denotes parts of the human body to ironically reduce his subjects to the bare elements.
Robert Fry received a BFA Hons at Oxford Brookes University in 2002. He has had solo shows with Alexia Goethe Gallery, London and Atelier 2 in Moscow. Most notably he was selected for Saatchi’s “Newspeak: British Art Now”. In 2010, he participated in Kunsthalle @ M+B with Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles and was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize. Collections include Charles Saatchi, Mario Testino and Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
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