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Franko

Brisbane

Franko is a Full Time Multi Disciplinary Artist working mostly in Abstract Paintings, Urban pop Art and Industrial Style Art.

He claims to be something of an "art addict", ( I think in some way we all are, but he is kind of next level) and you will always find him working in the realm of large format abstract, urban, pop and Abstract Realism style artworks for private client, designers and commercial clients.

Franko has spent the last 20 years with art as part of his life. Firstly in the graphics industry, and then as an artist working with a real brush, rather than a mouse.

He states " I consider myself fortunate to be able to make a living as a full time artist, and thank those clients that have supported my “habit” along the journey. There are no expectations that anyone will like or even buy my art. But I hope you will feel something, even if its "dislike". When I step away from the abstract side, and onto the often considered "Evil" or commercial side of art within pop culture, I like to think that my layering brings a new edge to things. Simply put, I paint what I like to have hanging in my home. If others share that same "like"....Cool! Welcome aboard!

BALANCE within the structure is an important factor of his work, and that applies to subject matter, texture and colour. Did I mention the work "texture"? Everything he does has some form of texture. It makes it a very tactile experience for the "viewer".

He goes on to say "I also LOVE color. Depending on my moods and inspirations, the outcome could be of a realistic nature, or totally abstract. Some of it will be naughty, and some simply designed to try and bring about a smile. I've learnt not to take life too seriously as no one gets out alive."

Amongst his influences and favourite artists he lists Andy Warhol, David Bromley, David Walker, Raine Bledsloe, C215, Smug, Marion Rose, James Willebrant, Michael Shapcott, Michael Whithead and Dale Frank. With his approach to Abstract realism, Leroy Meiman gets a nod. He asks "Is that too many to be in awe of?"

Thru out his work the influences of such artists can be seen. In abstracts the use of texture and fluids, with pop art lose brush strokes, and tight stencil work combine, and as mentioned before, its all mixed up with texture.

He finishes stating "I Just mash it up with texture, and see what come out the other side. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. Its both fun and frustrating"

To see collections and bios of his studio and workflow also please visit http://www.franklinartstudio.com.au
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