ARTIS Gallery is pleased to welcome Pop Art partnership Weston Frizzell (Mike Weston & Otis Frizzell) to our list of represented artists.
Weston Frizzell is a mixing and remixing – of identities, images, ideas, art, advertising, music, politics, and people. Although the name may deceive you, the self-titled art brand is a fusing of the creative energies (and surnames) of two separate individuals, Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell. Together they draw from a vast pool of cultural images, bringing the iconography of commerce into direct confrontation with the “high art” of New Zealand modernism to produce their own visually arresting and witty works of art.
Weston Frizzell’s career has continued to grow in both scale and ambition. Although Mike and Otis continue to produce their iconic screen prints, the two now conceive of these works as one aspect of a bigger picture. Now, the prints will often evolve out of the process of creating large-scale, one-off paintings of the kind described above as part of what Weston Frizzell described as a ‘social action.’
Text by: Minnie Parker
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– 2017 – Weston Frizzell · 5 – 14 December