Jan Frank: New Paintings

22 Feb 2018 – 20 Apr 2018

Nahmad Projects

London, United Kingdom


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Join us for the opening of Jan Frank: New Paintings, his first solo show in the UK.


The exhibition will showcase new paintings and drawings in a progression from figuration to the abstract. In addition, the show will include two large-scale sculptural installations realized in the 1970s.

In the words of the art critic Adrian Dannatt, Jan "continues to embody the paradigm of the New York painter," having been molded by friendships with American greats including Willem de Kooning and Chuck Close. The paintings expand his exploration of line, layering and repeating appropriated contours made by himself and other artists.  

"For more than a year I drew after the nude, finding descriptive line to put into stages of abstract configuration. This process still keeps going. I now work from a large body of existing lines, by other artists and myself. These are enlarged and screenprinted onto the canvas. These lines are pure, they are tools. My archive of lines is very selective, a vocabulary of my own." - (Jan Frank on the exhibition Jan Frank: New Paintings, 2018).

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