Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1974, Tom Fruin has spent most of his career as an artist in New York, where he currently lives, with his studio in Brooklyn. His work draws its inspiration from the Funk Art of the 60s. It responds to the ongoing flight from pat, formal recipes of minimalism, moving instead toward the fragility of complex constructions composed out of pieces without apparent value, like “forgotten” elements along some path.
A close look at his latest work gives one a glimpse at a mature artist who has worked out a solid argument linked to a profound message of social criticism. On this occasion, Fruin, in his “Kolonihavehus,” offers us a sculptural staging that is the product of putting together a thousand pieces cast off by society and re-created to achieve a work of art.
Tom Fruin’s sculptures can be seen at the Mike Weiss Gallery in New York until March 26th.
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