Weston Frizzell

Weston Frizzell is the collaborative identity of artists Otis Frizzell and Mike Weston.
Successful, innovative, and at times controversial, the “high-performance art partnership” has its roots in the street art and pop culture melting pot of Auckland’s K’ Rd in the late ’90s. Their collaboration has applied a production-team approach to producing painted one-off and edition works, an extensive series of hit limited edition screenprints and digital works, and a constantly expanding range of mass-marketed merchandise.

By applying sampling, cutup, and remix techniques to the creative process, Weston Frizzell manipulates appropriated subject matter into slick, accessible, edgy work with tight production values, at times willfully oblivious to conventional notions of authorship or originality.The philosophy and work are informed by dada, punk, situationism, hip-hop, graffiti art, and technoculture.
Weston Frizzell's work embodies an informed, and witty approach to juxtaposing art history and contemporary media, often with a political message at the center. They appropriate from a broad set of cultural sources, reworking and reconfiguring elements to create works that span the boundaries between art, product, design, style, and artifact.

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