After experienced some of the world’s harshest landscapes, Frazer has often chosen to paint locations where elements collide – where the ocean meets the rugged rock of coastline, the mountains melt into surging seas, or rivers carve their paths through ancient gorges.
These intersections of water and land have been Frazer’s main preoccupation for many years. In his current exhibition, Falling Water, Frazer has turned to those landscape features in which these elements are perhaps most entwined – waterfalls.
These paintings are the direct result of his response and wonder at the ever-changing, random, sometimes violent, yet often ethereally beautiful, nature of waterfalls. By presenting paintings that reflect the diversity and drama of different locations Frazer has explored within Australia and New Zealand, he has endeavoured to create – and hope to stimulate – a connection to a larger experience, one that is immersive and energising and that engages one’s senses through memory and imagination.
Water shapes and forms our planet by its presence and by its absence – its importance in one’s lives is unquestionable. Frazer hopes that these paintings stimulate a greater awareness of the value of the natural world and a desire to protect it.
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