Love in Times of Pain - FRANKO B

4 Apr 2009 – 30 May 2009

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Wednesday - Saturday 11.30am - 5.00pm

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Globe Gallery

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


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Love in Times of Pain


Love in times of pain presents a series of never-before-seen objects characterized by the exclusive use of colour black. The themes evoked — life and its vanities, death, eroticism and pain — remain central to the artist's investigation. Love in times of pain is an encounter with a haunting setting of found objects and stuffed animals all pasted over in dense black acrylic paint; birds, a squirrel, the head of a deer, a fox, a turtle, standing still and awaiting for the viewer, mounted on trolleys, tables and other pieces of furniture, also covered in thick black paint. The animals standing high on their ‘pedestals' become monumental, glorious; it is as if these creatures are rescued and given a new identity, another lease of life. Standing high, facing the viewer with splendor, they become life itself; and the layers of thick, impenetrable black paint, this absolute monochrome, which usually evokes death, remains there as a reminder of a previous sore existence. Globe Gallery is also delighted to present a selection of Franko B Black Paintings

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