I believe that making art is a compulsive act of self expression that can only be realized through the collaborative act of creating and experiencing. Creating art for me is about constantly reflecting on my place in the reality. Using art to express a emotional and intellectual and tactile value, discovering how to distill and interpret my interaction with what surrounds me and documenting that personal relationship.
Gary Frier is currently working as a freelance artist and teaching art at Zonnebloem childrens art centre and Valkenburg Psychiatric hospital. As well as a local N.G.O. the Observatory Neighbourhood Afterschool programme which provides educational and cultural programmes for youth at risk.
He has exhibited extensively both locally and abroad including the following institutions and galleries, Greatmore Studios, Idasa (Institute For Democracy in South Africa ) and Durbanville Cultural Society, Irma stern museum, Battswood Art Centre, Cape Gallery, Stateoftheart Gallery, AVA (Association of Visual Arts) Gallery, Eclectica Contemporary, Caledon Museum, Fordsburg Art Studios (Bagfactory) , Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building (ITECED) Library, Alliance Francaise de Mitchell’s Plain, Alliance Francaise du Cap in Cape Town, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), Edgemar Centre for the Arts in Santa Monica in the US, the Artscape Resource Centre and the Spanish Ambassador’s residence.
His work can be found in these corporate, non government institutions and permanent public collections: Old Mutual Art Collection, BP South Africa (Cape Town), Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Cape Town), PPS Investments (Claremont), Benguela Cove Lagoon Coastal Wine Estate, Joop van den Ende Theater Productions (Holland), Bertha Foundation, Peuple et Culture – Brest (France), Embassy of USA, Nairobi, Western Cape Department of Economic Development, National Art Museum Cape Town and National Art Museum (Oliewenhuis) Bloemfontein as well as numerous private collections worldwide.
Web site: https://garyfrier.wixsite.com/friersart
Artist: Gary Frier Title: Segregation City, 2019 Medium: Linoprint
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Artist: Gary Friert Title: Kykuit Raak Wys, 2020 Medium: oil on canvas
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