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RAW Vision

1946 - 2023


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Nick Fraser

@ The Crypt Gallery


About Nick..

Born to a bare-knuckle fighter on Blackheath Common, Fraser dedicated his life to the care and  companionship of his mother and 32-year long toil at Tate & Lyle factory.


But for all his traditional East End qualities, a closely guarded secret is revealed in Fraser’s work. Cosmic truths, religious themes and abstract  forms lay bare the tense conflict of a man exploring existence, consciousness, and the male body.  

A romantic recluse, Fraser taught himself how to paint in a radical act of expression and contemplation. Using  the construction and decorating materials readily available in his public life,


Fraser’s pieces are large in scale  and often comprised of multiple panels

the fiercely private and modern polyptychs of a true old school  Londoner.


The result is a formidable, expansive and seldom-seen body of work that, like Fraser’s story, is  coming to light for the first time through the memories and conservatorship of his

life-long muse, friend and  advocate, Mark O’Shaughnessy.

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The Story Continues:




In the heart of East London, a profound artistic legacy takes center stage as Mark O'Shaughnessy and his son Marcus step into the role of custodians, entrusted with the task of curating and sharing the mesmerizing artistry of Nick Fraser. Mark, a lifelong friend and advocate of Nick, provided the unwavering support that fueled the East Ends Van Gogh's resurgence, lifting his art from the shadows.


Now, together, Mark and Marcus embark on a journey to unveil the true beauty of Nick Fraser's vast collection, presenting the first-ever UK exhibits to the public. These exhibits promise an immersive experience, where the vibrant strokes of never-before-seen art weave tales of cosmic truths, spirituality, and tribal essence.


The anticipation builds as each piece is carefully revealed, offering a glimpse into the intricate tapestry of Nick Fraser's life. This isn't just an art exhibit; it's a resurrection of an artist's soul, a celebration of creativity that transcends time.


But the story doesn't end there. For those captivated by Nick Fraser's art, dive into the opportunity to own a piece of history with limited edition prints, meticulously crafted to preserve the essence of the originals.


Stay tuned as Mark and Marcus O'Shaughnessy unveil the art world's best-kept secret, offering you a front-row seat to witness the brilliance of Nick Fraser's unparalleled collection. The canvas is vast, the colors are vibrant, and the journey has just begun. Join us in this artistic odyssey, where every stroke tells a tale waiting to be heard. 

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