The nude male body is often in the centre of the paintings and etchings by Robert Fry. However, Fry does not stop at the reflection of his gender but raises the matter on a meta-level: Gender relations and the intensely dynamic relationship between the individual and his counterpart are investigated. For example, the subject of ‘manliness ‘is further developed in his new series ‘Related’: A series of paintings deals with the inevitable complexity of the father-son relationship and examines and deconstructs the physical and emotional subtleties of this particular connection.

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