Hurrican Cat, 2016
Jan Frank was born in Amsterdam (1951) and lived in Congo before his parents immigrated to the United States. He currently lives and works in New York City. Frank’s works are in numerous public and private collections and he exhibits widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. The artist’s most recent exhibitions include Paul Kasmin, NYC (2011), Olsen / Irwin, Sydney, Australia (2012), and The Merchant House, Amsterdam (2013). This is piece was shown at his second show at Nahmad Contemporary in NYC, Winter 2017.
In this work, the artist replaced his projector-guided brushstrokes with silkscreened prints to cast complex networks of culled passages from art history onto supports. Through selection, appropriation, manipulation, and erasure, Frank orchestrates complex compositions founded in the sinuous lines of history.
Alkyd, oil, ink with silkscreen on linen