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SELECTED WORKS BY Nicola Frimpong

The Accidental Birth of Nicola- I Should of Been Born a Boy
Nicola Frimpong
The Accidental Birth of Nicola- I Should of Been Born a ***

2012

Watercolour on paper

30 x 21 cm
There’s a close relationship between drawing and writing, and it follows that drawing on a small scale has echoes of the diary entry, something designed for an audience of one. There’s something of the diary about Nicola Frimpong’s work, not just in its frank exploration of the darker reaches of the human psyche, but in its combination of informality and intensity. In Frimpong’s Untitled (White Slaves), a kind of historical revisionist fantasy is played out in a theatre (a hint at the heightened nature of Frimpong’s narrative).
I Feel So Ugly
Nicola Frimpong
I Feel So Ugly

2012

Watercolour on paper

30 x 21 cm
A cage sits onstage, occupied by beefy and well-hung naked white men, as an audience of exclusively black heads look on, having apparently thrown rotten vegetables at them; a small group of auctioneers approach and prepare to make a sale. There’s a comic absurdity to the vision: her white slaves are parodies of teenage lust, as fresh-faced and toned as members of a boy band.
Untitled (White Slaves)
Nicola Frimpong
Untitled (White Slaves)

2012

Watercolour on paper

30 x 21 cm
Frimpong’s drawing has some of Henry Darger’s combination of delicate colouring belying a disturbing, sexually suggestive content, minus Darger’s outsider disregard for the viewer’s sensibility. Frimpong seems determined to rattle the cage, peppering her drawings with images of dismembered bodies, sexual depravity and grotesque tortures. In some senses, Frimpong’s approach to art has the self-reflexive qualities of an actor playing a part; in .The Accidental Birth of Nicola – I Should of been Born a Boy, the displacement of the title is enacted in fantasies of male beauty and sexual prowess. As in a diary, so in the mind: nothing is held back.
Race T Shirts
Nicola Frimpong
Untitled

2013

Watercolour on paper

30 x 21 cm
The Race War
Nicola Frimpong
Untitled

2013

Watercolour on paper

30 x 21 cm
Text by Ben Street

Nicola Frimpong's BIOGRAPHY

Nicola Frimpong
Born in 1987, Epsom, UK
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Bloomberg New Contemporaries Institute of Contemporary Arts,The Mall, London

2012
Bloomberg New Contemporaries Liverpool Biennial

2011
The African and African Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival, Bargehouse Oxo, Tower Street, London

2010
Wimbledon College of Art M.A. Show
The Museum of Everything, Tate Modern London
Wimbledon Exhibition Library
I Swore I Saw, The Nunnery, Bow, London

2009
Remember I’m Going to Mark You, Portman Village Galleries, London
Free Range, The Boiler House, London
Farnham Degree Show

2008
2nd Year Show Electric Farnham

2007
Being Dyslexic Photography Project, The Maltings, Farnham