Frea Buckler

"I use the silkscreen process as a tool for drawing. I make unplanned, improvised, one-off printed works on paper, retaining the precision and technique of screen printing but following my intuition."

Selecting colours and shapes instinctively as a starting point, Frea works quickly, responding to what has gone before. She negotiates a space between chaos and control to produce abstract prints that resemble unfolded boxes or origami – bending, folding and opening out in different directions. They play with illusion and perception, they look 3D but are flat, they have the potential to be something but they are not, there are loose ends and spaces in between. They are visual representations of our processes and behaviours, rather than objects. This is reflected in the titles, such as Balance, Loop and Dazzled.