Joe Frazer

Joe Frazer

Tête-à–tête (2015)

Frazer’s sculptural works are often described to be in the act of courting. For Studio_Leigh, the artist brought together his longstanding interests in notions of desire and woven fabrics to create ‘a kissing chair’; in his own words “an object of desire for desire.” Made from woven leather and blackened steel, the sculpture is an invitation – the arms of the chair spiralling inwards in an attempt to hug its sitters together. The piece sits almost half naked, its metal frame only partially covered by the black leather banding. Material choices such as the supporting ribbed steel-rods mimic classic Victorian barley-twisted chair legs.

Joe Frazer (b. 1983, London, UK), graduated from the Royal Academy Schools with a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art in 2013, completing his BA in Fine Art and Art at Goldsmith’s College. He was a guest student at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt, Germany from 2008 – 2010. Solo exhibitions include Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam (2013); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol and the ICA, London (2013); and at Fold Gallery, London (2013). Gorup shows include: Joyride, Kinman, New York (2015); Boyfriend Material, 8 Egerton Garden Mews, London, (2011); ###i/i###, Liang West, London and O / A Stiff Bandeau, curated by Nicholas Byrne, Tricycle Gallery, London (both 2010).

Joe Frazer

Tête-à–tête (2015)

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90 x 50 x 100cm

Steel rod and woven black leather

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