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'Related Study E' (2011) Acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas 175x145cm
'Red 16' (2014), oil on canvas, 230x160cm
‘Double Figure Study of Lord Frederick C’ (2013), oil on canvas, 120x160cm
‘Man With Vesalius Skeleton D’ (2013), oil on canvas, 130x160cm
‘Man With Vesalius Skeleton C’ (2013), oil on canvas, 130x160cm
'Man with Vesalius Skeleton (A)' (2013), acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas, 175x145cm
'Red 11' (2012) Acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas 285x198cm

Robert Fry’s works, whether on canvas or paper, typically revolve around the act of stripping the human body down to its bare elements and using the resulting form as a canvas for expression. He creates flattened forms and silhouettes which, when coupled with his trademark dark and brooding colour palette, often results in figures that are barely visible amongst the dark backdrops.



 



Fry obscures his figures’ heads in darkness and paints their bodies without obvious expression, forcing us to examine their base forms before anything else. The figures are usually depicted nude. ‘Exploring the human condition in painting seems most possible to me when working with the naked human form’, says Fry.



 



This provides the space for the artist to use the human body as a conduit of expression and meaning, devoid of any preconceptions that may otherwise arise through the depiction of their face, clothing, or background. Figures are often shown in groups, with one or more individuals representing either an ‘other’ or an alternative state of mind or being. In this way, Fry tests the boundaries of to what degree the state of ‘tension’ can be portrayed through a limited amount of colours and forms.



 



ROBERT FRY (b. 1980 London), graduated with a BA Hons Fine Art from Oxford Brooks University in 2002. Solo exhibitions include: Robert Fry and Casey McKee: 'Unpacking Ego', Space K, South Korea, 'Robert Fry and Tina Schwarz', Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2017); 'Partners', Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2015) and VOLTA NY (2015). Group exhibitions include: 'Berlin Calling', Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2018); '75 Works on Paper', BEERS London (2017); 'The Nude in the XX and XXI Century', Sotheby's SI2, London, England (2015) and '100 Painters of Tomorrow', One Art Space, New York (2014).




Robert Fry’s works, whether on canvas or paper, typically revolve around the act of stripping the human body down to its bare elements and using the resulting form as a canvas for expression. He creates flattened forms and silhouettes which, when coupled with his trademark dark and brooding colour palette, often results in figures that are barely visible amongst the dark backdrops.



 



Fry obscures his figures’ heads in darkness and paints their bodies without obvious expression, forcing us to examine their base forms before anything else. The figures are usually depicted nude. ‘Exploring the human condition in painting seems most possible to me when working with the naked human form’, says Fry.



 



This provides the space for the artist to use the human body as a conduit of expression and meaning, devoid of any preconceptions that may otherwise arise through the depiction of their face, clothing, or background. Figures are often shown in groups, with one or more individuals representing either an ‘other’ or an alternative state of mind or being. In this way, Fry tests the boundaries of to what degree the state of ‘tension’ can be portrayed through a limited amount of colours and forms.



 



ROBERT FRY (b. 1980 London), graduated with a BA Hons Fine Art from Oxford Brooks University in 2002. Solo exhibitions include: Robert Fry and Casey McKee: 'Unpacking Ego', Space K, South Korea, 'Robert Fry and Tina Schwarz', Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2017); 'Partners', Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2015) and VOLTA NY (2015). Group exhibitions include: 'Berlin Calling', Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2018); '75 Works on Paper', BEERS London (2017); 'The Nude in the XX and XXI Century', Sotheby's SI2, London, England (2015) and '100 Painters of Tomorrow', One Art Space, New York (2014).