Join us for an evening with artist Keith Frake as we launch his solo exhibition Caput Mortuum at Artizan Collective, Fleet Walk.
The title of Keith’s exhibition, Caput Mortuum, refers to the main strands of influence that affect and inform his work. It is the Latin term and alchemical reference meaning both Dead Head and Worthless Remains and it is the theme of Worthless Remains, and the alchemical process that this represents, that has informed and is an important element of his latest work.
Keith studied Fine Art at Newcastle and the Royal College of Art in London during the 1970s, working primarily in film, video and performance. During this time he exhibited work in galleries and festivals both nationally and internationally. He then pursued a career as a teacher for over twenty years before returning to painting and drawing, developing images from a range of influences: the writings of Franz Kafka and Robert Walser, the poetry of Georg Trakl and the Book of Revelations. The films and writings of Andrei Tarkovsky have also been a strong influence.
Keith’s exhibition will make full use of the gallery space with several large scale pieces and a combination of both 2D and 3D works and will run for two weeks.