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Borrel, 2019

Byron Fredericks
Acrylic on ceramic terra cotta
12 x 5 in
30 x 12.7 cm

Regular price $750.00
not for sale

Byron Fredericks (b. 1992) is a South African artist from Cape Town who lives and works in New York. He graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in May 2016. Byron captures the zeitgeist of what it means to be “coloured”. His works are often titled in a peculiar Cape-coloured dialect that allows the interjection of his own discovery of identity. He navigates and touches on the complexity of cultural identities present in the local of South Africa. The work encompasses loose expressions of color, energetic mark making on different shapes and sizes of canvas, paper and materials that are then re-arranged and composed back together. The palette of colors draw historical context from architectural facades of the Bo-Kaap houses and cape-colored fashion.