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NICOLA FRIMPONG IS A VERY SHOCKING ARTIST
Nicola Frimpong, AKA Freeakpong, is a British artist who – among other mediums – paints watercolours of severed penises, bloodbath orgies, decapitated heads and sadomasochistic school classrooms. Her work looks a bit like Quentin Blake’s illustrations, had he been a part of some radical, deviant, underground sex scene in 1970s Berlin rather than art man for one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. Or the manic scribblings of a ten-year-old who’s been massively overexposed to the internet. Both of those basically translate to: there are a lot of dicks, vaginas and blood in her paintings.
I wanted to know what type of human it takes to be able to put a brush to paper and make that kind of stuff flood out, so I gave Nicola a call. She liked the sound of my voice straight off the bat and invited me to a gang bang party a couple of nights later, but I politely declined and carried on with the conversation you can read below.
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We tested the “This looks like it was done by a three-year-old” modern art theory by taking a toddler to an art gallery with a pack of pastels.
We decided Damien Hirst could use a hand with this whole “art” thing.
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What this guy chose to do with 400 vaginas is his own business.
Alex says: “The childlike element of scrawling is a spontaneous reaction to what you find around you. Often the problem with people’s expectations of art is that they’re expecting something ingenious – the journalistic value of art isn’t enough. They want surplus value, they want sweat off the brow, a unique, new and seductive aesthetic. But I quite like this canvas, I think there’s palpably a lot of labour in it. I like the colour. It has a nice aesthetic correlation. I think historically, it’s particularly novel.”
Glen says: “Not 100 percent sure what you’re saying here, Alex. Maybe I’m just uncultured, but I don’t think something can be both ‘spontaneous’ and ‘considered’. All I’m seeing is a pile of scribble that is worth thousands of pounds, that people are going to come and stare at, in a gallery in East London that probably also costs thousands of pounds to rent per month. I can see that it might aesthetically please some people, but could they not look at a photo of it? Or give a baby some crayons and create their own pile of scribble? It all seems very wasteful.”
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