ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP
Influenced by Modernist artist Agnes Martin controversial thoughts, Franken’s work comes as a momento between realities. The twilight referred by the French expression represents the dusk of the mind, displayed between earth and sky, transforming the imagination into a dense and dreamlike landscape. It implies something unsettling, when you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf, a doubt that conveys something untold, carrying a dash of mystery and elegance at the same time. The collection is born under Toos interpretation of the main aspect of Agnes work, the “irregular lines”. Martin’s lines and grids appear to be, at first, very linear, yet, the lines are drawn by hand and therefor show “imperfections”. While minimalist in form, both creature and creator are quite different in spirit, retaining small flaws and unmistakable traces. The use of biomorphic paintings, subdued colors and reductive elements encourage a perception of imperfection and emphasize a transcendent reality.