Lot 132 - Hondartza Fraga - Turntable Drawings I
Lot 132 - Hondartza Fraga - Turntable Drawings I
Lot 132 - Hondartza Fraga - Turntable Drawings I

Lot 132 - Hondartza Fraga - Turntable Drawings I

Inks on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

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. 

 

Education 

 

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 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Solo Shows 
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) 
 
Group Shows 
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 
 
Awards 
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 

 

Gallery Representation 

 

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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