Peter Fraser - A City in the Mind
43-44 Albemarle Street London
W1S 4JJ United Kingdom
T: +44 207 493 57 21
Through his still life photographs, award-winning artist Peter Fraser creates a unique portrait of the city of London. Shot during a five year period, the series reveals the artist’s poetic vision of the city, bearing little similarity to the city so well known to us.
The images are inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, in which explorer Marco Polo tries to tell Emperor Kublai Khan – who speaks a different language – about the magical cities his many travels have brought him to, by presenting to him different objects which all add to Polo’s story. Similarly, Fraser’s images of London can be seen as small hints towards a different, unknown world. From a suggestive conch shell to a table filled with shiny chestnuts, the objects Fraser presents ask the viewer to imagine an entirely new world, to which these mysterious objects things belong.
To learn more about the exhibition visit the gallery website.