Billy Fraser is an artist that blends painting, sculpture and curation creating a subversive form of storytelling and alternative art production. Using a combination of pop-cultural references with painterly form and wit, Fraser scrutinises and celebrates the incredible, yet at times horrific nature of subjective experience. Criss-crossing from the deadly serious to the totally absurd, his works siphon from nature to industry, technology to nuclear eruption; anarchistic and open to manipulation..
Billy Fraser (b. 1995, Bath) lives and works in London. Fraser received his BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts. Recent presentations of his work include: Studio.Us.Is an Experiment, Dyson Gallery, RCA, London (2018) Black Box Curatorial Project (solo), University for the Creative Arts Farnham (2018); (H)AKT, Tanner Street Gallery (2018), London ‘painting pavilion’ (2018); Fringe Arts Festival, Bath (2018); Cosmic Perspectives, Lumen Residency, Tanner Street Gallery, London (2018); Its Art Call (2017), D-Contemporary Gallery, 23 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London (2017); and KALLIDA Festival (Think Tank), Baskerville Hall, Clyro, Wales (2017).
Selected curatorial projects include:
ABSINTHE public programme, in collaboration with Charlie Mills & James Capper (2019); Pt.3 ‘Extended Call’, Subsidiary Projects’, London; (2018), Pt.2 ‘Parasite’, RCA Sackler Building, London (2018); Pt.1 ’Extended Call ’, 10 Soho locations, London (2018); ‘MEGALOPOLIS’, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery, London (2017); and ‘STANDBY’, Ugly Duck Gallery, Capstan House, Canary Wharf London (2017).