Title: 3x The night is darkest just before the dawn I
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History likes to repeat itself. Our age is one of self-indulgence and it has a lot of parralels with the 17th centruy and late 19th century. Globalisation and the technologic revolution have generated unprecedented opportunities, both good and bad. Vanity is no longer immoral or perverse instead it is considered a virtue to be rewarded with likes. Each artwork is an provocative and ironic take on the classical vanitas paintings. By using contemporary objects as symbols to convey my message I try to gap the bridge between present and past. The contemporary objects and classical settings clash but in a awkward way they seem very familiar to each other. In a way the whole serie is a cheeky look on our ‘License to Sin’.
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Frank Hollywood is an esteemed Dutch contemporary artist. Frank studied at the St. Joost academy of art in Breda, the Netherlands, where he early on sought out the boundaries of autonomous and commercial art.
His works explore the tensions between the past, present and future. Not interested in simply reimagining the past, Frank draws on a collective visual memory of the past, to present us with something truly new and exceptional.
Similar to the renaissance masters, his visceral works are fraught with allegorical symbols. However within Frank’s works the symbols are entirely modern. In spirit of the old masters, Frank also aims to be an archetype of the Modern Renaissance artist, the “uomo universale”. Not limited to one specific medium or technique, his body of works range from oil paintings to marble sculptures. Using a range of mediums he sees fit to convey his message. His highly sought after techniques have certainly garnered the attention of the art world.
Frank is originally from Amsterdam and has permanent representation from art galleries in Amsterdam and Denmark. Frank has exhibited throughout Europe in major leading galleries and has shown in many prestigious art fairs.
Frank is also well known face of art on Dutch TV and his artwork often discussed on shows. Regularly appearing in the media, Frank has appeared in Dream school, MTV Moneymakers and Stars on the Canvas to name a few.
A highly collectable artist, Frank Hollywood is definitely one to watch.
Frank Hollywood: “History likes to repeat itself. Our age is one of self-indulgence and it has a lot of parallels with the 17th century and late 19th century. Globalization and the technological revolution have generated unprecedented opportunities, both positive and negative. Vanity is no longer immoral or perverse; instead it is considered a virtue to be rewarded with likes!”
Represented by: Gallery Wolfsen (Denmark) – Samuel Owen Gallery (USA) – Villa Del Arte (Amsterdam) – Reload Gallery (UK) – The Boutique Gallery (Belgium)