Franck Benoualid (FR)

Franck Benoualid is a self-taught painter who started his career as an artist in 1980. Through the years his work went through many phases, influenced by such artists as Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon. Even though his interest in his beginning leaned towards abstract art, Frank’s current work is figurative, exploring the human body, the way it moves and expresses itself. However, his early explorations of abstract art are still discernible in his technique, and the play with colours and textures. His style is expressive, spontaneous and dynamic, the perspective he works with is often the perspective of a photographer. This dynamism is also reflected in his preference for acrylic paint, even though the final result often resembles oil on canvas. As the artist himself says, he simply has not the patience for oils.

“I began with the academic nude, according to models and photos. Then, without model, I tried to appropriate the body differently; then I deformed it while keeping its sensual, erotic and vivid side. This mania of the deformation comes from a photographic report: the low-angle shot pleases me a lot; that is that a foreground – legs – are much more prominent than the head. What interests me, it is to know the way the viewers feel, when they are deeply touched and have that desire to possess some of my artworks – it is giving me great satisfaction, time after time.”

Franck Benoualid

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, French Connections – Human, group exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2015
La Loge Parisienne, solo exhibition, Paris, France
BaB’s Gallery, solo exhibition, Paris, France

2014
Lille Art Fair, Lille, France

2013
Lille Art Fair, Lille, France

2012
ArtFiler Gallery, solo exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
Espace 87, solo exhibition, Giverny, France
Salon Art Terrible, group exhibition, Paris, France

2010
ArtFiler Gallery, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Art Cite, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France

2009
ArtFiler Gallery, solo exhibition, Paris, France
MX Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2008
Galerie Couteron, solo exhibition, Paris, France
MX Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Art Below, London Subway, UK

2007
Galerie Catherine Canavese, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Gallery Marziart, Hamburg, Germany

2006
Galerie Symbol, solo exhibition, Paris, France

2005
MX Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2004
Opera Gallery, solo exhibition, New York, USA
Kent Gallery, Key West, Florida, USA
La Jolla Gallery, San Diego, USA

2003
Opera Gallery, solo exhibition, Singapore
Galerie de Passy, solo exhibition, Paris, France

2002
Tamarin Art Inc, solo exhibition, New York, USA
Galerie Artitude, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Barbara & Publicis Etoile, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Art Fever Adidas, Korea-Japan

2001
Opera Gallery, group exhibition, New York, USA
Opera Gallery, group exhibition, Singapore

2000
Opera Gallery, group exhibition, New York, USA

1999
Leah’s Gallery, solo exhibition, Miami, USA
Regine’s Club, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Femme 3000, group exhibition, Paris, France
Salon Int. Figuration Critique, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Opera Gallery, group exhibition, Singapore

1998
Paris Country Club, solo exhibition, France

1997
Galerie Eliane Poggi, solo exhibition, Grenoble, France

1996
Galerie Frederic Saguo, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Galerie Mann, solo exhibition, Paris, France

1995
Galerie d’Art du Luberon, solo exhibition, Gordes, France

1993
Galerie Les 100 Ciels, solo exhibition, Paris, France
Salon d’Automne de la ville de Meaux, France

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Art du Nu, Nude Art Today, 1, 2008/2009 (Edition IMG).
Art du Nu, Nude Art Today, 2, 2009/2010 (Edition IMG).
Art du Nu, Nude Art Today, 3, 2011/2012 (Edition IMG).

PRIZES

2005
Laureat du Prix Web-color
Paris Opera Awards Prix du public Femme: 3000

Born 1959

‘NP5-28’, akryl på lærred, 90 x 73, 2018, d.kr. 19.500,-

‘NP5-27’, akryl på lærred, 90 x 73, 2018, d.kr. 19.500,-

‘NP5-12’, akryl på lærred, 130 x 97, 2017, d.kr. 32.000,-

‘NP5-24’, Akryl på lærred, 80 x 80, 2018. d.kr. 18.500

‘NP5-23’, akryl på lærred, 80 x 80, 2018. d.kr. 18.500,-

‘NP5- 26’, akryl på lærred, 100 x 81, 2018. d.kr. 22.500,-

‘NP5-11″, 130×97, SOLGT

‘NP5-6’, akryl på lærred, 116 x 89, 2017, d.kr. 26.000,-

‘NP4-1’, akryl på lærred, 92 x 73, d.kr. 18.000,-

‘NP5-7’, akryl på lærred, 116 x 89, 2017, d.kr. 26.000,-

‘NP4-4’, akryl på lærred, 80,5 x 79,5, SOLGT

‘NP2-10’, akryl på lærred, 100 x 81, 2015, d.kr. 19.500,-

‘NP2-8’, akryl på lærred, 80 x 120, 2015, d.kr. 22.500,-

‘NP4-5’, akryl på lærred, 92 x 73, SOLGT

‘NP5-25’, akryl på lærred, 55 x 46, 2018, SOLGT

‘NP2-14’, akryl på lærred, 130,5 x 96,5, SOLGT

‘NP4-8’, akryl på lærred, 92 x 73, SOLGT

‘NP4-7’, akryl på lærred, 92 x 73, SOLGT