Frederick Follmer, Nova, watercolor on cotton watercolor paper, 24” x 36”
American, b. 1984, playing from Austin, TX
Frederick Follmer is a visual artist whose focus situates in the natural world, in the humanly perceptual and extra-sensory (engineered) states of our existence. His means of exploration meanders between appropriated sculptures, using natural and engineered material, to watercolor painting. He spent his early years exploring the natural prairies and woodlands around his house in Urbana, Illinois. He studied Fine Arts and Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has lived in Cambridge, England, and Los Angeles. Currently he happily resides in Austin, TX, USA.
Thoughts on the Telephone Process
I found the whole process of a transliteration of this style a very interesting and fulfilling one. When painting I tend to think in feelings outside of what words are usually able to define, so working from word which has buried meanings is a rich process. Reading into another's work and creating a reply opens many new meanings and questions to work from. While being slightly removed from knowing the artist one receives the prompt from, allowing freedom of interpretation at the face value, it's just the idea which is able to be communicated.