Frea Buckler is a multidisciplinary artist applying her visual language of hard-edged abstraction to screenprint, sculpture and installation. Central to her practice is the interplay between the conscious and subconscious, balancing both reason and intuition to create lively one-off works made up of deeply saturated geometric forms.
Buckler constructs and deconstructs her works within a process-led methodology, embracing chance and experimentation as a means to explore colour, materials, space and form. The angular shapes are derived from urban architecture, domestic spaces or everyday functional objects. She is particularly interested in objects that occupy a liminal place between two differing states, and this is captured in the transient and transformative quality of her works.
Buckler’s process serves as a personal form of navigation, a way of making sense of the world around her; her abstract compositions a distillation of the beliefs and innate behaviours that underpin humanity, and her titles a nod to differing modes of being. Colour and the emotions associated with it are also of central importance to her work, a vehicle for expressing something of herself and arousing emotion in others. It is the interaction of colour and response to it that ultimately drives her practice.
Frea uses screenprint as a tool for drawing.
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