David Frazer’s work explores themes of truth, despair and the fragility of the human condition. The darkly comical ‘No Escape’ sees a man chased by an army of toys through suburbia — Frazer isn’t playing around. It is Toy Story meets Halloween, a meditation on the futility of outrunning your childhood, as well as the fraught nexus between innocence and threat.
Frazer has won numerous awards for his prints, including first prize at the 1st International Print Biennale, the Broken Hill Outback Prize and people’s choice at the Fremantle Print Awards and Banyule Works on Paper Award. In 2007, the ABC produced a documentary on the artist. His work is held across public collections and internationally, at the National Museum of China and the Royal Academy of Art in London.
For collectors of contemporary art and works on paper, ‘No Escape’ is a story in a frame. It comes from Rona Green’s curation of fifty prints, exhibited at Geelong Gallery.
David FRAZER (1966 - )
'No Escape' 2007
woodblock on paper
Edition of 50
Image Size: 8 x 10 cm
Dimensions: 25 x 25 cm
Signed: Signed 'D Frazer', titled, dated and editioned in margin. With David Frazer embossed seal in lower corner.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Part of a print exchange between 50 Victorian artists, curated by Rona Green. This selection of works highlights the richness and diversity of the print medium as well as the strength of current practice. This collection was exhibited in Green’s hometown at Geelong Art Gallery in 2007 to 2008.
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