Gary Frier qualified as a Graphic Designer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004. He is currently working as a freelance artist and teaching art at Zonnebloem childrens art centre and Valkenburg Psychiatric hospital. He also works for a local N.G.O. - the Observatory Neighbourhood Afterschool programme which provides educational and cultural programmes for youth at risk.
His work can be found in these corporate collections, private and
government: Old Mutual art collection, Bertha Foundation, Peuple et Culture – Brest (France) BP South Africa (Cape Town) Joop van den Ende Theater productions – Holland Embassy of USA, Nairobi, Western Cape Department of Economic development, and private collections worldwide as well.
I believe that making art is a compulsive act of self expression that can only be realized through the collaborative act of creating and experiencing. Creating art for me is about constantly reflecting on my place in the reality. I use art to express emotional, intellectual and tactile value, discovering how to distill and interpret my interaction with what surrounds me and documenting that personal relationship. With this in mind, my work is never produced on an assembly line. Every work is as unique as its prospective owner. So acquiring an artwork of mine is not just buying another product but rather more like airing a friendship