I make works that explore our emotional and physical selves using an abstract language of colour, repetition, space and form. Investigating themes of identity, longing, resilience, connection, joy, love and loss.
Working through painting, sculpture and installation I construct works responsively, replicating and repeating motifs and materials with a playful approach to their adaptation. I take inspiration from geometry and objects found in design, architecture and domestic environments to consider how we relate to, occupy or pass through these spaces.
My process led practice serves as a personal form of navigation and a way of making sense of the world, the abstract compositions a distillation of our behaviours and sensibilities, the titles refer to differing modes of being. The process is intuitive and rests close to the subconscious, exploring themes of emotionality and presence in a synthesis of geometric abstraction and expressionism.
Frea Buckler studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has presented two solo shows in London with Smithson Gallery and Jealous, a solo show in Dublin at Graphic Studio Gallery and two solo presentations in the US at New Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas and Space Gallery in Denver. She has participated in group shows internationally with galleries including the Royal Academy London and Davidson Gallery, New York. She has been commissioned for projects by organisations including Facebook, Ginkgo Projects and Denver Art Museum. Her work is held in collections at the University of Warwick, Trinity College Dublin and The National Archives of Ireland. Frea currently lives and works in Bristol.