Jenseits des Schattens / Beyond the Shadow
(German /english Edition)
Eckhart J. Gillen
Distanz Verlag Gmbh Llc
Volume 2 of the Survey of FRANEK's Profound Visual Universe FRANEK (b. Potsdam, 1939; lives and works in Berlin and Radegast) is a
painter, draftswoman, and graphic artist as well as researcher.
Sculptures, photographs, films, and autobiographical notes complement
her oeuvre. FRANEK's paintings undertake a searching examination of the
dialectics of art and life, work and creator. Personal recollections of
her childhood during the Second World War, memories of travels to
distant countries and foreign cultures, our Western society's patterns
of collective remembrance: FRANEK studies these different dimensions of
her own history and translates them into art, overpainting photographs,
collaging, and combining diverse media in a single piece. Over the
decades, a monumental work has grown on the floor of her studio, where
traces of countless creations have aggregated layer by layer, fusing the
artist's life and oeuvre.The second volume in a trilogy that will present comprehensive documentation of her oeuvre, the book details
FRANEK's output from 1990 until 2020. With an essay by Eckhart J.
Gillen and excerpts from various publications and the artist's diaries.The first volume gathers the artist's output from the 1970s and 1980s and
all works related to her stays in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.
.FRANEK (b. Potsdam, 1939; lives and works in Berlin and Radegast) is a painter, draftswoman, and graphic artist as well as researcher.