MARITA FRASER
3–20 DEC 2014

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.1) 2014
collage, gold leaf, book plate
47.5 × 63.3 cm

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.2) 2014
collage, bookplate, acrylic paint skin
40 × 30 cm

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.5) 2014
collage, gouache on paper, bookplate
63.3 × 47.5 cm 

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.9) 2014
collage, gouache on paper bookplate, Cos Magazine
86 × 61.5 cm

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.8) 2014
collage, gouache on paper, bookplate
63.3 × 47.5 cm

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.12) 2014
collage, bookplate
40 × 30 cm 

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.13) 2014
collage, bookplate, gold leaf on card
40 × 30 cm

MARITA FRASER
O.T. (no.14) 2014
collage, bookplate
40 × 30 cm

MARITA FRASER
Pattern Recognition 2014
oil on linen
96 × 71 cm 

MARITA FRASER
Pattern Recognition (no.10) 2014
plaster, papier mâché, acrylic
dimensions variable

MARITA FRASER
Pattern Recognition (no.3)  2014
acrylic paint skin on linen
85 × 85 cm

MARITA FRASER
Untitled Diagram 2014
oil and metal leaf on linen
50 × 50 cm


Gallery 9 is proud to present an exhibition of recent work by London and Vienna based artist Marita Fraser.

Fraser’s practice is concerned with the exploration of representation, reproduction, abstraction, materiality and the processes of art production. Her recent work has examined notions of the diagram, using this as a frame to examine how painting can sit between abstraction and representation.

Fraser’s work deploys a means of rehearsal within its making, hybrid forms of materials, modern draperies, displayed in variegated configurations. Materials are often seen in multiple manifestations, on consecutive occasions, reissued, reattributed and renegotiated.

Painting is often unpacked into three-dimensional works with wooden frames and fabrics, referencing the traditional support systems of wooden structures with stretched fabric. These frames simultaneously act as dividers, physically framing her installations, as proposals in and for space.  Formal diagrammatic structures and repetition within fabric design are referenced as structuring systems for creating images and spatial arrangements of objects.

Sitting within the diagrammatic framework, Fraser’s collage works are populated by insertions of black material over bookplate images, both figurative and non-figurative. In Fraser’s work there appears a conflation in visual language, a practice of willing repetition or reoccurring forms with a haptic body circling, amongst geometric shapes.

Fraser graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with first class Honours in 2005 and continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna (2006-2010). She has exhibited extensively across Australia and Europe. Currently based in London and Vienna, Fraser has held solo shows with James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney; Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna, and Engen Stadt Museum, Germany, as well as participating in group shows in London, Manchester, Sydney, Perth, Vienna, Eindhoven, Linz, Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin and Frankfurt.