Bertie Fritsch

Bertie Fritsch

Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

About Bertie Fritsch

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist based in Edinburgh with a background in music, design, and sound engineering. I work across a range of mediums and technologies including installation, sound, video, design, engineering, and painting. My current series of oil paintings represents reflective interior spaces, thresholds and viewpoints which invoke a sense of spaciousness and inner peace.

I primarily paint atmospheric and architectural spaces from memory, photographs and the imagination. I apply various textures, layers and technical qualities to the painted surface to evoke a sense of dimension, acoustic, sound and light properties. These paintings are often framed from a filmic viewpoint, incorporating reflective surfaces and counterintuitive perspectives. The paintings sit between realism and impressionism and often include characteristic elements from the artist’s background, as well as occasional playful abstraction.

Painting - Oil / Acrylic / Ink / mixed media from photographs, sketches and commissions.


Education

MA Contemporary Fine Art - Cumbria Institute of Arts, University of Cumbria (2017)

PGCE - Education - (2007)

Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control (1994)

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - London South Bank University UK (1989)

Events

Artist at MUTUAL, Co-op Edinburgh - current member.

Exhibitions

1998 GLUED – Sound Installation collaboration with Raine Smith, Bow Wharf, London, UK

2016 SPECTRUM - Group MA exhibition Show, Institute of Arts, Brampton Rd, Carlisle, UK

2017 RULE 10 – Group show, installation, Scalesceugh Hall, Carleton, Carlisle, UK

2017 INVIGORATE - Group MA exhibition Show, Vallum Gallery, CIA, Brampton Rd, Carlisle, UK

2017 F.E.A.R – solo film and sound installation, Old Fire Station, Carlisle, UK

Artist at MUTUAL, Co-op Edinburgh - current member.