Classic Folklore Meets Personal Mythology In The Work Of Outsider Artist Andrew Frieder

January 27, 2015 2:44 PM

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Classic Folklore Meets Personal Mythology In The Work Of Outsider Artist Andrew Frieder

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 47 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 for four glorious days. The fair offers the rare opportunity for artists operating far outside the regulations of the art world -- whether marginalized, isolated, incarcerated, institutionalized or psychologically compromised -- a space to show the vibrant and singular artworks that don't just reflect their worlds, but constitute them. In anticipation of one of our favorite art events of the year, we're spotlighting a different outsider artist every day.

"It is strange to think one is a candidate for immaculate conception. But I sit and wait for some spirit to combine with me and lead to product." Although this impassioned statement sounds like the words of an artist working perhaps centuries ago, they're actually from outsider artist Andrew Frieder...

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