Franko B, painting
January to 27th February 2000
This first exhibition of Franko B 's paintings follows
a recent show of sculptures and objects at Belgian fashion
designer Walter Van Beirendonck (W<) and performances
in Antwerp and at the South London Gallery
B. is an internationally acclaimed visual and performance artist
whose practices focus on his raw, exposed and bleeding body.
work reduces the body to its most carnal, existential and essential
state, confronting us with the essence of the human condition in
an objectified, stark, vulnerable and seductive powerful form.
with the mediums of performance, installation, photography, video
and, for the first time, painting, his concern is to make the unbearable
bearable and to provoke us to reconsider our understanding of beauty.
B is reviewed in the February 2000 issue of Sleazenation and the
April 2000 issue of Flux Magazine.
up to date information on Franko B, visit his website