Frea Buckler

Statement

Frea Buckler is a multidisciplinary artist applying a visual language of geometric abstraction to painting, sculpture and installation. Central to her practice is the interplay between the conscious and subconscious. Buckler constructs and deconstructs her works, embracing chance and experimentation as a means to explore colour, materials, space and form. The geometric shapes are collected from architecture, domestic spaces and everyday objects.

Buckler’s process led practice, serves as a personal form of navigation, a way of making sense of the world around her; her abstract compositions a distillation of the beliefs and innate behaviours that underpin humanity, and her titles a nod to differing modes of being. Colour and the emotions associated with it are also of central importance to her work, a vehicle for expressing something of herself and arousing emotion in others. It is the interaction of colour and response to it that ultimately drives her practice.

Biography

Frea Buckler studied Fine Art at Central St 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, 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.