1996 - 2018 · Norway
Fratuzzi was a creative visual artist, who originated from Norway, like other artists such as Siren Elise Dversnes Dahle, Anja Niemi, Jacqueline Kleiven, Sverre Gullesen, and Espen Kvålsvoll. Fratuzzi was born in 1996 and died in 2018.
About Fratuzzi's works
Fratuzzi is known for working in the fields of Conceptual and Street art work. Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often provoke intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most significant feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its father Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art rejects the traditional mediums, and tries to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material constructions. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.
More than just a movement, street art can be defined as a true art form, and as an integral part of modern contemporary art. Driven by the graffiti art of the 1970s-1980s, street art has since been in a constant flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the limits and the reality of modern art. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls, thus inspiring future artists like Shepard Fairey, JR and Banksy to keep exploring and re-defining street art.
Fratuzzi in private collections
It is the collector Magnus Waale Haugen, who is in possession of work by Fratuzzi at Artland. Magnus Waale Haugen also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Thomas Flechtner, and Sissi Farassat.