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Steve Fricker's work is essentially concerned with the relationship and meaning of objects, both as Still Life and as Narrative.
Scrap metal, old photographs and found objects, often collected from the beaches around Sussex, are arranged and rearranged until a connecting narrative emerges. The past is preserved and connects to the future through the things we treasure and the emotions they evoke. The intangible values they present act as containers of remembrance with experience crystallised in the form of objects that trigger our memories, giving the object life - a soul of its own and taking on a meaning beyond physical form.
The juxtaposition of found objects, bringing with them as they do their own past along with our recognition and recollection, creates a resonance, tensions and reverberations, like actors on a stage.
Steve studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art where he received a B.A. Degree in Fine Art. His work has been purchased by private collectors such as; The Right Hon. Michael Portillo, Tam Dalyell MP, Professor Colin Pillinger CBE, Anthony Steen MP and is in the permanent collection of the University of Kent. His work has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines and he was awarded the Rhone - Poulenc Prize.
He has exhibited widely. Recent exhibitions include
- People These Days, Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill - On -Sea. 2017.
- Paintings Of A City, West Street Gallery, London. 2017.
Steve lives and has a studio in Sussex.