Fringe is indisputably South Africa’s top reigning pop artist. He has used imagery from the mass media, from digital media, and from cartoons to movie culture, to produce Fringe paintings on canvas, figurative plastic and bronze sculptures filled with irony and satire.
Fringe’s story is a combination of high output and well-timed solo exhibitions that have launched his signature series’. He has held eight major solos, sold out exhibitions globally. Born in 1976, Fringe migrated from graphic design to fine art, using branding symbols in conjunction with provocative imagery to produce unique multimedia pieces and sculptures. Fringe shows a definite evolution is his work by virtue of the fact that all of his shows are uniquely different from the next. His discipline ranges from oils on canvas, mixed media as well as resin and bronze sculptures.
Fringe’s solo exhibitions have included the following:
- The Very Definition (South Africa, Germany 2017)
- Don’t Blink (South Africa, Germany 2018)
- Porsche 911 exhibition (Desom Luxembourg, 2019)
- No Seriously (South Africa, Germany 2020).
- In December 2021 he held a Solo show at Gallery 508 in London.
- In February 2022, he held a solo exhibition, titled Calculus of Joy, at Scapegoat Gallery in Hyde Park.
- VIK gallery in Milan, April 2022
- MEC Museum Palermo, October 2022.
His work has also been exhibited at Schloss Monais (Trier, Germany, 2020), Gallery 508 Chelsea (London, 2021) and Luxembourg Art Fair where he was an Art Prize participant (Luxembourg, 2020; 2021). His international galleries include The White Room Gallery (Hamptons, US), One Small Gallery (Massachusetts, US), Galerie Augustin (Vienna, Austria), Frank Fluegel Galerie (Kitzbuehel, Austria & Nuremburg, Germany), Vic Gallery (Milan, Italy) and MEC Art Gallery (Palermo, Italy).