Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser

Print: Giclee
Size: 20cm x 25cm

2006

Signed

£300.00

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Original Title Peter Fraser
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Peter Fraser by Peter Fraser. First edition (2006). First impression. Large format slipcased hardcover in new condition. Signed by Peter Fraser to title page. Also includes a limited edition 20cm x 25cm Giclee print. Edition of 25. Signed and numbered (14/15) by Peter Fraser on verso. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Peter Fraser

Gerry Badger gives a brief overview of Fraser’s career and shows how these recent photographs form a natural progression from earlier work. He says:

Here, Fraser continues his exploration of the overlooked object. The objects that have attracted his attention here are a disparate lot. They range – to pick a few at random – from two pine cones, a shard of blue glass stuck in mud, a paper aeroplane, to a drinking glass stuck behind a metal table leg. Fraser seems to be testing Hazlitt’s famous contention that ‘all things by their nature are equally fit subjects for poetry.

If one looks at Fraser’s inventory of things, one finds that some are natural, some man-made. Some are cheap and mass produced, others are lovingly man-made. Also some are in use, some have been discarded. Some are new, some are old. Some have form, some are formless. In short, one could take each object and assign a Platonic value. Here is formless chaos, there a thing of value and so on. But Fraser is not looking to assign value, quite the opposite. Here, he is closer to the philosophy of Heraclitus, most widely known for his doctrine that ‘all flows’ (panta chorei). All things are in flux, and the formless will become form, and vice versa. Fraser rather, is seeking to challenge the notion of hierarchies, and look – in a metaphorical sense – for the underlying forces that bind all materials together.

Related Links

More books by Peter Fraser here.

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Weight 4 kg