Dominic Fritsche goes by the artist name FRIDOM. He is a multi-disciplined artist and designer who is work is often inspired by different cultures and stories from the past. FRIDOM was born and raised in Switzerland to a Kiwi mum and Swiss dad. He was fortunate to be introduced to many different people and their cultures from a young age. From early 2018, FRIDOM has undertaken a journey to deepen his understanding about New Zealand / Māori culture by learning Whakairo (traditional carving) at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
He aims to create work that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, while continuing the tradition of carrying strong narrative.
Whakairo (traditional carving) at Te Wananga o Aotearoa