Nicholas Fraser

New text-based works quoting unanswered messages sent to women on internet dating sites. These failed efforts to spark a connection are hand cut into various sheet materials, with the letters left dangling.

 

On found banners advertising reggae and rap concerts, simple blocky paragraphs of text form a visual screen, overlaying and contrasting with the pastiche of typography and the medley of artist faces printed on each.  Hung away from the wall, these drawings cast a distinct shadow, where the text is often more legible than the object casting the shadow.

 

Initially intended for a private singular audience, these personal and poignant notes are transformed into public shrines to longing. Each is filled with casual autobiographical details, forming an intimate self-portrait, whose tireless sense of hope belies a weary awareness of the artificial, projected nature of these online communications.

New text-based works quoting unanswered messages sent to women on internet dating sites. These failed efforts to spark a connection are hand cut into various sheet materials, with the letters left dangling.

 

On found banners advertising reggae and rap concerts, simple blocky paragraphs of text form a visual screen, overlaying and contrasting with the pastiche of typography and the medley of artist faces printed on each.  Hung away from the wall, these drawings cast a distinct shadow, where the text is often more legible than the object casting the shadow.

 

Initially intended for a private singular audience, these personal and poignant notes are transformed into public shrines to longing. Each is filled with casual autobiographical details, forming an intimate self-portrait, whose tireless sense of hope belies a weary awareness of the artificial, projected nature of these online communications.