FRINGE | REDACTION | FINE ART EDITION PRINT | 110cm x 70cm
The Daville Baillie Gallery
A Year in the Life of Fringe
From the mind of the artist known simply as Fringe, comes a new series of prints about the power and uselessness of words. FACSIMILES are, by definition, ‘exact copies of written or printed material,’ and these the artist presents as messages from a place of personal introspection.
Fringe, South Africa’s undisputed King of Pop Art, is a master of deception. His new series is a long-running narrative, of subversive quotes from questionable and questioning sources, that will rollout over the next 12-months.
Taking his cue from the words of the great philosopher Wittgenstein, that ‘WORDS ARE DEEDS’, Fringe incorporates elements of social messaging and graffiti to reflect on the moment, and on human interaction.
In FRINGE FACSIMILES, the artist will present one print a month over the period June 2020 to June 2021. This is turning out to be one of the most electrifying periods in history, a time in which people will be torn apart, and will come together as friends and adversaries as the socio-political dramas roll on. All this provides the backdrop to the work.
The new print series by Fringe will perform as a facsimile of messages, taking us back to a time before the social media, namely, the time of the old fashioned fax, and driving us forward with cryptic clues, to the present day.