Magnetic North, oil on canvas, 86 x 96 cm
Frith Powell is an artist working in Oxford, England. He trained at Konstfack in Stockholm in the late 60’s, exhibiting in Scandinavia and Europe before returning to England in the late 70’s. His most recent solo exhibition was in The Barn Gallery, Oxford in 2017 for which he gained funding from The Elephant Trust. He exhibited In The RSA summer show in 2020
His work is the result of sustained engagement with visual and philosophical themes on which he has worked with single-minded dedication for almost half a century.
It falls into different categories:
- The MuBild of Arte Normale – two and three dimensional works which propose non-derivative abstract entities and ‘fictions of reality’
- The Singular Apprenticeship of Fabio Penitente: a substantial subgroup of work channeling a fictional alter ego
- Figurative works on paper
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His work has been reviewed by Jeremy Harding of the LRB here
Lorna Scott Fox of the TLS here
Dominic Wells one time editor of Time Out here
and here by art student Jessica Pinches