June Mostra/Meet the artists…Archie Franks

A Franks, "Scotch eggs", 2014, oil on canvas 35x50cm

A Franks, “Scotch eggs”, 2014, oil on canvas 35x50cm

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Archie Franks‘ (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture 2013-14) work combines the everyday with the history of European painting.  Motifs of animals and food are a recurring constant, usually portrayed within containers of some sort, like animal cages and kitchen units. The paintings are made using thick juicy paint to embody their decadent nature.

Archie Franks (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture 2013-14) unisce elementi quotidiani con la storia della pittura europea.  Ricorrono motivi di animali e cibo, rappresentati all’interno di contenitori di vario tipo.  I dipinti sono realizzati con dense pennellature che ne enfatizzano la natura decadente.

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BSR Fine Arts June Mostra opens Friday 13 June 2014 18.30. Dates: 14 – 21 June (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30-19.00. Join the Facebook group here.

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Meet the artists…Archie Franks

A Franks, “Baroque Bin”, 2013, oil on board, 39 x 29 cm

A Franks, “Baroque Bin”, 2013, oil on board, 39 x 29 cm

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Archie Franks (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting, October 2013-September 2014) lives and works in London.  He studied at City and Guilds of London Art School (2006-2009) and the Royal Academy Schools (2009-2012) in London. Recent exhibitions include “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013”, Spike Island, Bristol, touring to the ICA, London, 2013-14; “Hold the Fort!”, FORT, London, 2013; “Original Copy 3”, Peles Empire, Cluj, Romania, 2012; “Original Copy 2”, Peles Empire, London, 2012.

Archie Franks’ paintings combine mundane domestic realities with the grandeur of art history. They are an attempt to juxtapose the sublime and the paltry, or even to reconcile the everyday with the magnificent. Motifs of animals and food are a constant, along with elements taken from the baroque and rococo periods.  They are made using juicy, thick, decadent paint.

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Archie Franks ( Sainsbury Scholar in Painting, ottobre 2013-settembre 2014 ) vive e lavora a Londra. Ha studiato alla City and Guilds of London Art School (2006-09) e alle Royal Academy Schools (2009-12) a Londra. Le su mostre recenti includono “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013”, Spike Island, Bristol, e ICA, Londra, 2013-14; “Hold the Fort!”, FORT, Londra, 2013; “Original Copy 3”, Peles Empire, Cluj, Romania, 2012; “Original Copy 2”, Peles Empire, Londra, 2012.

I dipinti di Archie Franks combinano le realtà di tutti i giorni con la grandezza della storia dell’arte. Sono un tentativo di giustapporre il sublime e il meschino, o perfino di conciliare quotidianità e magnificenza. I motivi di animali e cibo sono costanti, insieme con elementi tratti da barocco e rococò. Essi sono realizzati con una succosa, spessa, decadente pittura.

Friday 13th Invitation

BSR Fine Arts exhibition “Friday 13th”. Opening Friday 13 December 2013 18.30-21.30. Exhibition runs Monday-Saturday 16.30-19.00 until 21 December. Further details here.