Artist, Nicola Frimpong b. Epsom, also known as Freakpong, explores personal intersections of disability, queerness, and desire. Using watercolour pen and digital media the artist tackles intimate themes of sex, gender race and violence.
Frimpong was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2012. In 2014 Frimpong was interviewed as part of African Diaspora Artists in the 21st Century, by curator and academic Paul Goodwin, a collaboration between King's College London's Department of International Development and the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva). Her works have been acquired by notable collections including Henry Boxer and The Museum Of Everything.
"From race to representation, gender, sexuality, identity and class, nothing is off-limits across the Nicola Frimpong's watercolours and digital works as she undermines normative constructions of sane and insane, normal and abnormal, self and other to suggest alternative psychological and physical landscapes."
Writer, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Stick to the Skin: African American and Black British Art, 1965-2015 (2019)
University of California Press