AboutFraser engaged with the transitory nature of existence with a sense of structure and pattern running throughout his work, with an emphasis on time. This can be seen particularly in his Abstract Block works (1960-70), in which dates are used as titles. These poetic compositions sit as pockets of potential time, soft arrangements of colour, in which Fraser sought tranquillity. He aimed to capture the ‘inexhaustible stuff of painting… of light, of life and death’. His earlier abstract works also emphasise his interest in structure and pattern, with particular focus on geometric form, colour and perception.