The works of visual artist Frea Buckler explore our emotional and physical selves in an abstract language of colour, repetition, space and form. She uses ordinary and often salvaged materials associated with DIY and construction.
Working through painting, sculpture and installation she constructs her works responsively, replicating and repeating motifs and materials with a playful approach to their adaptation. She takes inspiration from geometry and objects found in design, architecture and domestic environments to consider how we relate to, occupy or pass through these spaces.
Her 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 an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has presented solo shows in London, Dublin, Brussels and the USA. She has participated in group shows internationally with galleries including Swinton Gallery, Madrid, Espace Transmission, Montreal and Davidson Gallery, New York.
She has been commissioned for projects by organisations including Facebook, Imperial Health Charity, Ginkgo Projects and Denver Art Museum. Her work is held in many private collections. Public collections include the University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh, Trinity College Dublin, Imperial Health Charity Collection, The National Archives of Ireland and the Office of Public Works, Ireland. Frea currently lives and works in Bristol.