Gary Frier

Gary Frier

South Africa | 2 artworks for sale

  • The Second Coming - Painting by Gary Frier GARY FRIER
    The Second Coming
    Painting / 90 x 61 cm
    R19 750
  • rɪ'bɛl Rebel rɪ'bɛl  - Painting by Gary Frier GARY FRIER
    rɪ'bɛl Rebel rɪ'bɛl
    Painting / 100 x 50 cm
    R21 850
I find inspiration in many forms of media. Creating art for me is about constantly reflecting on my place in the world, discovering how to distill and interpret my interaction with what surrounds me and documenting that personal relationship.
Gary Frier was born in Cape Town and grew up in the then segregated northern suburb of Kuilsriver in the Western Cape. He qualified as a Graphic Designer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004. After working in various design industries Gary moved on to create art of a more personal nature.
He has exhibited extensively both locally and abroad at institutions and galleries.
He currently works as a freelance artist and teaches art at local N.G.O. The Observatory Neighbourhood Afterschool programme - which provides educational and cultural programmes for youth at risk - as well as with the Occupational Therapy department at Valkenburg Psychiatric hospital.
He lives and works in the Western Cape predominantly, from his studio at home in Kuilsriver, Cape Town.

Selected Exhibitions:

Participated in a group show 'New Acquisitions of the Art Bank of South Africa'
Participated in a group show 'Kwaai' at Eclectica Contemporary
Participated in a group show Suidoosterfees at the Artscape Theatre Complex

Participated in a group show " Ubuntu/Uhuru/Aweth Group Exhibition" at Eclectica Contemporary
Designed and executed social educational campaign for S.W.E.A.T.
Facilitation of community mural project in Delft Cape Town

Participated in a group show at Ndiza gallery
Participated in a group show "Dialogues | an Interactive Group Exhibition" at StateoftheART gallery

Participated in group show “beneath the skin” at StateoftheART gallery
Commissioned by Summitdogs decorated a fire hydrant replica for their annual fundraiser
Commissioned by the Bertha Foundation to do an oil painting
Commissioned Old mutual to do oil painting for their private investment offices
Commissioned to do illustrations and maps for the renovation of the South African Forces Museum at Delville Wood

Participated in committees choice 30 x 40 at Bellville B gallery2014
Participated in The Cape Gallery Annual Wildlife Exhibition

Participated in the Artscape resource centre’s Retrospective exhibition
Participated in the Engagements(working title) group exhibition at the Cape Gallery
Facilitated Thupelo workshop in Wellington

Participated in The Cape Gallery Annual Wildlife Exhibition

Participated in The Cape Gallery Annual Wildlife Exhibition
Invited participate in a group show for the S.P.C.A. trustees luncheon at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands
Invited to participate in “A Slice of Life” exhibition at the Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West
Invited to participate in “30 x 30” exhibition at the Gill Allderman Gallery, Kenilworth
Participated in the World Aids Day Benefit at the Audi Centre

Corporate and government/public collections:
Oliewenhuis Art Museum BP South Africa (Cape Town)
Joop van den Ende Theater productions – Holland, Embassy of USA, Nairobi
Bertha Foundation
Old mutual private investment
PricewaterhouseCoopers Cape Town
PPS Investments - Claremont
Benguela Cove Lagoon Coastal Wine Estate.
As well as private collections worldwide.

What is your favourite film of all time?
Blade Runner

What music are you currently listening to and why?
Kings of Leon

Which living artists do you most admire and why?
William Kentridge, Garth Erasmus, Willie Bester. There are creatively versatile incorporating traditional mediums as well as performance, installation and in some cases sound in their work.

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Billie Mandindi – he was uncompromising in his artists approach and a contemporary of mine.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
DADA south at the national gallery – nature and depth of the south African art component was exceptional.

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
What is the price or how do you price you work.I base my prices on art that has been sold locally and internationally according to a slide rule of my own design.

What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
Garth Erasmus.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is.
A separate entrance that I grew up in as a child – its financially and logistically convenient.

What do you like most about being an artist?

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
My latest artwork.

What are your plans for the coming year?
A sold out solo show