"....They show fragmented narrative moments that hint at larger stories and contexts, but also ground the viewer in a particular time and place. Sexuality is a prominent theme within the subject matter, but it is tackled honestly and beautifully, evoking tenderness and intimacy. Painting loving and erotic scenes between men, Fratino pushes the viewer to gaze beyond the immediate homosexual subject, challenging the limits of social understandings of homosexuality and emphasizing the relationships, lives, and narratives that underscore the gay experience.
Louis Fratino is currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and received his BFA in Painting with Concentration in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art. He completed the Yale Norfolk Painting Fellowship at Yale Summer School of Art and Music and most recently a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Painting in Berlin, Germany. Fratino is represented by Thierry Goldberg Gallery, included recently in a three person show Chase / Fratino / Lee earlier this year, following a solo exhibition at the gallery in 2016. "