The paintings and etchings of Robert Fry (b. 1980, London) confront viewers with an engaging exploration of the human form that asks profound questions about people's physical presence in the universe and the psychological, emotional and spiritual engagement we have with the world through our bodies.

With a deep sense of civilisations past, from the prehistoric to the ancient Egyptian, Medieval and Renaissance to the Enlightenment and beyond, Fry navigates a complex visual language that bridges the figurative and the abstract in a way that is evocative of body and mind, matter and spirit, life and death. Fry's search for universal truths leads into dark territory, into our subconscious minds and neuroses, our deepest fears, anxieties and insecurities. Both sacred and profane, Fry's work masterfully employs colour, mark, line, shape and form to bring us face to face with our inner and outer selves, with our humanity and, ultimately, with our own mortality.

 
London-based Fry has had solo exhibitions in London, Berlin and Los Angeles, and featured in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Newspeak - British Art Now' at The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, and ‘The Curator's Egg' at Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.