Paul Fry’s minimalist sculptures of carefully crafted graphite reflect moments of stillness and reflection. His work makes reference to architecture, musical instruments, writing tools, standing figures, and at the heart of his practce is placement, be that a piece of graphite or an origami boat.
“I work mostly from memory - the scent of a flower, a landscape absorbed while walking or the reflection of experience. recently not far from home in the corner of field i heard a skylark, its high frequency song demanding my attention - i'm moved. it has made an impression on me that is hard to explain - i may not actually paint that skylark, but there is a good chance that the memory of that encounter will appear in a painting in the form of a brush stroke, a mark made in graphite or a scratch of the pallet knife - it is this distilling of things that make-up my practice.”
Paul Fry trained at Falmouth College and lives and works in Cornwall.