Billy Fraser

Billy Fraser’s practice explores an extensive series of speculations executed across a variety of medium. Combining aspects of alternative art production with an interest in an expanded linear narrative Fraser creates artworks that exist on a timeline of subjective experience, encompassing the at once majestic and horrific encounters of the natural, the industrial, the technological and the nuclear. Solemnity and absurdity collide as Fraser mines the pop-cultural and socio-historical context of human achievements; just as mythical legends of power and destruction inspired artists for millennia, so the feats of human endeavor witnessed over the past century serve to stimulate contemporary concepts of might, doom and inevitable demise.

Billy Fraser (b. 1995, Bath) lives and works in London. Fraser received his BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts. Presentations of his work include:

Duo - And Here You Are, Holding On, Energy Systems, Well Projects Margate, UK (July 2020). 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).