Lot 132 - Hondartza Fraga - Turntable Drawings I
Inks on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Fraga's practice combines traditional forms of drawing with a wider range range of media. Her interests lie in the tensions between drawing and digital forms of image making. She is interested in our relationship to remote places, places like deep sea and deep space and the mediated images through which we might experience them. Her work often zooms in on the errors, noise and fragmentation of the imagery and how those idiosyncrasies shaped our understanding of the images and their objects.
2017-present PhD Practice-led Candidate School of Design, University of Leeds, UK
2005-07 MA Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, UK
2000-05 BA Fine Art at University of the Basque Country, Spain
2021 Ghosts of Saturn, Espacio Alexandra, Santander, Spain
2021 Wonderful Order, new work commissioned by North Lincolnshire Museum
2020 Conjunctions and Oppositions, Beyond Scale (miniature gallery), Online
2018 Not for Navigation, (curated by Our Big Picture) Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, UK (solo exhibition)
2022 Seeing Stars (also curated by Fraga), The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
2021 Definitions of Drawing, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds
2021 Letting it Settle, Touchbase Gallery, Folskstone
2018 Cosmic Perspectives, curated by Lumen Studios, Ugly Duck, London
2018 Truth and Fantasy, Chrysalis Arts, touring exhibition, UK
2017-present White Rose of the Arts and Humanities Full Scholarship Award (PhD Practice-Led)
2014 Arts Council GfA Award for the project Cuiro•sea•ty, with Lorna Johnson
2013 The Leverhulme Trust: Artist in Residence, Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull
Espacio Alexandra, Santander, Spain
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Turntable Drawings' are abstract drawings produced with ink on wet paper using an adapted turntable. As the paper rotates at a speed of 33rpm (revolutions per minute) it spreads and distorts how the ink settles on it. The work is an exploration of tensions between control and letting go, chaos and order, gesture and trace, form and content, stillness and movement. Each little drawings is the trace of an encounter between materials and actions.
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