Frank Paul (DE)

“Frank Paul’s works have an aura of both darkness, drama, and irony. He operates with an extremely expressive palette, strong colors, and movement. He works both with painting and sculpture, not only individually but also in a symbiotic relationship, where a sculpture is part of a painting and steps out of the canvas. The works are so eager to communicate with the outside world that they, literally, move out into the space, specifically into the viewer’s space.  The audience is greeted by a wonderful universe showing bizarre stories; a universe that earnestly wants to get in touch with its observer.”

stud.mag. in Art History, Michéle Sandberg Holde

“Frank Paul uses humour and irony to explore everything between everyday life and the more complex questions in life. A great inspiration for Paul’s art is everyday life, unthinkable situations together with dreamy scenarios and the confusion between humans and animals. Together with the carefully chosen titles the sculptures create a sense of irony and a quiet rejection to consumerism in the society. The colour red is of great importance in Paul’s artworks as red for him stands for love, joy, blood, passion, danger and for a political mindset.”

Heike Arndt, Denmark/Berlin, 2013

“From the work with changing surfaces and sculpture, a dialogue emerges. Frank Paul applies the art of observation as the link between art and everyday life. The scenes remain enigmatic and they are after all connected to the great myths. The objects are neither modelled on destruction and brutality nor on strategies of reproach. They point out social dissonance.”

Gabriele Muschter

EDUCATION

1983-87
Grafisk design at Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden, Germany

1987-89
Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK), Braunschweig, Germany

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI  V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
NORTH art fair, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Bella Center Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galerie Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany
Galleri X, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
To Play is the Game, solo exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark  

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Herning, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
‘red is black is red is white’ solo exhibition – grand opening, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2012
Contemporary Art Ruhr, Forum Zeche Zollverein, Galerie Kabuth, Essen, Germany
Galerie Kabuth, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

2011
Galleri X, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Galerie Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany

2010
Prozessgalerie with FD Schlemme and Marta Fischer, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Kabuth, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Galleri X, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

2009
Galleri X, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Galleri Flintholm, exhibition with Lene Regius and Jytte Loehr, Svendborg, Denmark

2008
Raumwerk Lübeck, Germany

2007
Galleri Syd, exhibition with J. U. Friis, Nykøbing, Denmark

2006
Art Fair, Kolding, Denmark
Galerie im Turm, with Romen Banerjee and Menno Fahl, Berlin, Germany

2005
Art Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Galleri Flintholm, Svendborg, Denmark
Galerie Peveling, Köln, Germany

2003
Gesichter (Ansigter), group exhibition, Galerie Peveling, Köln, Germany
Galerie Dagmar Peveling, Kunst Köln, Germany

2002
Galleri Syd, with Knut Nielsen, Inka Uzoma and Gunleif Grube, Nykøbing, Denmark
Kunstverein Siegen, Siegen-Weidenau, Germany

2001
Galerie Art-Hus, Jevenstedt, Germany

1999
Galerie Dagmar Peveling, Köln, Germany

1998
Galerie Hohmann, Hamburg and Walsrode, Germany

1997
Galleri Syd, solo exhibition, Nykøbing, Denmark

1996
Galleri Syd, summer exhibition, Nykøbing, Denmark

1995
Galerie Thilo Steiger, Lübeck, Germany
Galleri Syd, summer exhibition, Nykøbing, Denmark

1994
Galerie Bornemann, Lübeck, Germany
Galleri Syd, summer exhibition, Nykøbing, Denmark

1993
Galleri Syd, summer exhibition, Nykøbing, Denmark
Autumn exhibition, artist group Arche, Hameln, Germany

1992
Autumn exhibition, artist group Arche, Hameln, Germany
Annual exhibition of BBK Hildesheim, Germany

1991
12. provincial exhibition of BBK Niedersachsen, Germany
Galleri Syd, Nykøbing, Denmark
Annual exhibition of BBK Hildesheim, Germany

1990
Bilder und Objekte (pictures and objects), Kulturzentrum „Schlachthof e.V.”, Bremen, Germany
Annual exhibition of BBK Hildesheim, Germany

1989
Annual exhibition of BBK Hildesheim, Germany

1988
Großstadtimpressionen, group exhibition, Galerie „Kunst und Leben”, Düsseldorf, Germany

Born 1962

‘Neuanfang’ mixed media, 67x102x13, 2017, d.kr. 16.500.-

‘Blindes Vertrauen’, mixed media, 40x27x29, 2017, SOLGT

‘Shoppingqueen’, mixed medie, 77 x 10 x 16, 2017, d.kr. 10.000,-

‘Zwei sind eins’, mixed-media, 35x48x10, 2017, SOLGT

‘Durch die Nacht’, mixed media, 25x29x17, 2017 d.kr. 7.000.-

‘Was meins ist mixed media’, 15x21x5, 2017, d.kr. 3.900.-

‘Unwirklicher Schlaf’, mixed media, h. 42, 2017, d.kr. 13.500.-

‘Jetzt ist hier, mixed media, 156x18x5, 2017 d.kr. 10.500.-

‘Mode ist ein Gefuehl, mixed media, 56x22x19, 2017, d.kr. 10.000.-

‘Just can´t get enough’, mixed media, h. 67, 2016, d.kr. 16.500.-

‘Ausgang’, mixed media,42x34x16, 2017, d.kr. 10.000.-.

‘Er schafft das schon’, mixed media, h. 52, 2016, SOLGT

‘Der Lauf der Dinge’, mixed media, 22x144x11, 2016, d.kr. 13.500.-

‘Die Abwesenheit von Gut und Böse’, mixed medie, 45 x 22 x 14, 2017, SOLGT

‘Eigener Tellerrand’, mixed medie, 22 x 44 x 18, 2017, d.kr. 9.000,-

‘What if’, mixed medie, 96 x 125 x 11, 2015, d.kr. 29.500,-

‘Wenn die sonne weint schwimmen die heringe in milch’ (‘When the sun cries the her swims in milk’), mixed medie, 97 x 252, d.kr. 38.000,-

‘Die Unschuld der Salome’, mixed medie, h. 170 cm, 2015, d.kr. 44.000,-

‘Das Geschenk’ (‘The present’), mixed medie, 88 x 16 x 14, d.kr. 10.500,-

‘Versucht zu fliegen’ (‘Try to fly’), mixed medie, 98 x 7 x 26, d.kr. 11.500,-

‘Anhängsel’ (‘Appendices’), 92 x 15 x 18, 2016, SOLGT

‘Traum vom Glück’ (‘Dream of happiness’), mixed medie, h. 23 cm, 2015, d.kr. 9.500,-

‘Guter Freund’, mixed media, 53x10x10, 2017, d.kr.-

‘Same old… but different’, mixed medie, 125 x 96 x 11, 2015, d.kr. 29.500,-

‘Keine Lieder, keine Sterne’ (‘No Songs, no Stars’), mixed medie, 78 x 200 x 10, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘Immer noch werden’ (‘Always-becoming’), mixed medie, h. 42 cm, SOLGT

‘Hinter einer Wand aus Blumen’, mixed medie, 52 x 71 x 8, 2014, d.kr. 12.500,-

‘Haute Couture’, Mixed medie, 164 x 26 x 25, 2015, SOLGT

‘Freigeist’ (‘Free spirit’), mixed medie, 41 x 63 x 6, SOLGT

‘Die Zeit nach Alice’ (‘The time after Alice’), mixed medie, h. 35 cm, SOLGT

‘My Home is my Castle’, mixed medie, 67 x 43, 2016, SOLGT

‘Welcome’, mixed medie, 114 x 143 x 10, 2015, SOLGT

‘Ikarus (Selfmade)’, mixed medie, 210 x 39 x 32, 2015, SOLGT

‘Sinnpause’, mixed medie, 19 x 9 x 11, 2017, SOLGT

‘Solid Ground’, mixed medie, 34 x 107 x 6, 2017, SOLGT

‘Der Schein truegt’ (‘The appearance is deceptive’), mixed medie, 26 x 49 x 15, SOLGT

‘Die Leichtigkeit des Vogels’, mixed medie, 133 x 10 x 16, 2017, SOLGT

‘Besser Du haeltst die Augen offen’ (‘Better keep your eyes open’), mixed medie, 32 x 62 x 14, 2016, SOLGT