Contemporary artist, Paul Fryer’s work challenges our conceptions of religion and authority, presenting incredibly “human” angels and demons, but it also goes far beyond this. His new conceptual work challenges the scientific theories of our universe itself, addressing the origins of mankind and the forces of nature. The enigmatic British art school dropout uses many different materials from the very old medium of wax and human hair, to raw electricity when projected into the space transforms into lightening.
Fryer creates figures that touch the essence of the human spirit, plus fuses his work with scientific discovery to create actual mini stars. His realistic wax work painfully addresses human frailty. Dead Christ in an electric chair, or drowned albino Ophelia suspended in a tank of water, both speak of the combined hurts of humanity and abused innocence.