遷移 (SEN – I)
This project encapsulates multidisciplinary works that document and embrace transitory and oppositional forces through a combination of scale, medium and colour. This collection of works walks a fine line between abstraction and representation of the artist’s personal life, particularly reflecting on ideas of assimilation and a longing for home while attempting to preserve migrant cultures adopted from her mother.
熱 | NETSU 地勢 | CHIKEI 黒 | KURO
Erica Fraser is an emerging Japanese-New Zealand artist who lived between Australia and Japan during her early childhood years and struggled with culturally identifying herself, never quite feeling like she belonged. Having recently relocating to Naarm (Melbourne) from Meanjin (Brisbane), the affectual experience of transitioning between two homes reminded the artist of her early struggles. She has since focused her attention towards recontextualising and reflecting on her longing for home while also attempting to reconnect, explore and understand her Japanese heritage through her growing art practice. Working exclusively in black and white, she creates intense and intricate fine point pen drawings that are often cut and reformed to reflect ideas of change and assimilation. She is also interested in abstract expressionist paintings that are typically widely gestural.