Fritz Welch

Travel drawings: this ongoing series is quite simply a portable method for drawing while i’m traveling, on tour, waiting in airports, train stations etc. The paper is folded in 4 parts as i carry it around in my pocket or backpack. The folding yields the possibility of playing/drawing an exquisite corpse of sorts with myself. I draw on one quadrant at a time without looking at the other sides and join the elements up after the page is unfolded. Drawings are often composed left handed to further remove direct conscious control.

GO BANKRUPT series: all of these manila envelopes were lifted from the dumpsters at 1 Bowling Green when i was working at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian which is also the building that houses U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York (and it was the Customs House where Herman Melville worked when he wrote Moby Dick by the way). The series is named after the Incapacitant’s song from the 1992 album Fabrication.

Fritz Welch is determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. His working methods hover around and examine various interconnected cultural concerns, that presently include spectral residue, the human monster, King Mob Echo, psychoacoustic music and local government corruption. He utilizes drums, green fog, voice, objects, movement, paint, gongs and words. He often collaborates with other artists, performers and choreographers as well as playing in various bands, noise units and improvising ensembles. His first exhibition “Buying Time for Future Membership” happened at AC Project Room in NYC, 1996…. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow Scotland.



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