|Video presentation: Cutting Edge; Masters of contemporary art (39). ( ATIM youtube) frans frengen ( 3.50' - 4.01') .|
13/11 - cover for the book "BRANDMERK: Cel 4403" by Yen Yavar
upcoming!!!( exhibitions... Artfairs... press...)
2017 - 19 New York-Miami. "Art upClose" ( 2015 promotion on der Site; from May 2015 banner on ARTERY NY ... http://www.arterynyc.com/. Congratulations Artifact!)
- From February 28th 2016 frans frengen on the homepage of ArtupClose LINK
05/05/2018 - 11/05/2018 - Rome: 'Roma in Arte' Galleria Arte accanto (critico & storico dell'Arte, curator: Sabrina Falzone)
30/04/2018 - 05/05/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. Experiments. (dott.ssa M Volpi)
27/04/2018 - Museum of Arts & Design NYC Award ceremony ATIM 60 contemporary masters.
15/04/2018 - 30/04/2018 - New York: The Rio Gallery ATIM Top masters. create 4 peace ( ATIM EiC Viviana Puello)
16/04/2018 - 28/04/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. Open Art 2018. (dott.ssa M Volpi)
03/04/2018 - 30/04/2018 - Gualdo Tadino(It: Perugia,Umbria) Solo exhibition ( D.ssa Adelinda allegretti.)
With the Belgian Embassy patronage. and of the order of the veterinary doctors of the province of Perugia.
23/03/2018 - 26/03/2018 - Arte Cremona (It) Art fair: (critico curator: Mariarosario Belgiovine).
08/03/2018 - 14/03/2018 - Berlin:Exposition International d'Art Contemporain organisée contre la violence sur les femmes:(Sabrina Falzone).
10/03/2018 - 11/03/2018 - Mariakerke ( Gent) Galerie One ( with CATvlaanderen at the collector house Kurt Van Mulder.)
03/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 - Gualdo Tadino(It: Perugia,Umbria) ' Giù la mascherai' (Dott.ssa Adelinda allegretti.)
05/03/2018 - 19/03/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. Artists narrows. (dott.ssa M Volpi)
21/02/2018 - 03/03/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. 'Art prints.' (dott.ssa M Volpi)
12/02/2018 - 20/02/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. 'Style search.' (dott.ssa M Volpi)
16/02/2018 - 19/02/2018 - Arte Genova It. (critico & storico dell'Arte, curator: Sabrina Falzone)
04/02/2018 - 28/02/2018 - It. Gualdo Tadino: Studio&Gallery "Come cane e gatto", dedicated to cats and dogs. (D.ssa: Adelinda Allegretti)
03/02/2018 - 04/02/2018 - Londerzeel B. dedicated to Oxfam.
31/01/2018 - 10/02/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. 'Chromatical vibrations.' (dott.ssa M Volpi)
08/01/2018 - 18/01/2018 - Galleria Merlino Firenze It. 'SEGNO- GESTO MATERIA.' (dott.ssa M Volpi)
06/01/2018 - 04/02/2018 - Cesenatico IT premio Grandi Firme dell'arte Contemporanea 2018 (critico curator: Maria R Belgiovine)
16/12/2017 - 19/12/2017 - Premio Brianza Calolziocorte Lecco IT artexpertise (dott.ssa M Volpi)
16/12/2017 - Lecce IT: prix d'art"Les guerrriers de Riace" Prix International de droits de l'homme 'Victor Hugo' et nomination 'Associé Honoraire'.
14/12/2017 - 24/12/2017 - Galeria Merlino Firenze It. Art Symposium. (dott.ssa M Volpi)
06/12/2017 - 10/12/2017 - Spectrum Miami: A state-of-the-art 3D Digital Exhibition that will showcase at Booth #319.
01/12/2017 - New York city: ATIM Magazine about Artist ' For A Green Planet'. Tv-studio Manhattan MNN ...
11/11/2017 - Am Art Gallery Brussel: artists (evenements curator and critici Amadeo Arena & Rosi Raneri)
30/10/2017 - 11/11/2017 - Firenze Galleria Merlino artexpertise dott.ssa M Volpi
27/10/2017 - 30/10/2017 - Arte Forlì-Cesena Contemporanea (It) Artexpo' Gallery
06/10/2017 - 15/10/2017 - Brugge: Mozart Hall museum Oud Sint-Jan with curators Dr. Rosi Raneri and Amadeo Arena.
25/10/2017 - New York city: ATIM Magazine about Artist ' For A Green Planet'.
20/09/2017 - New York city: ATIM TV show Channel MNN Film: 'Artists for a Green Planet'
03/08/2017 - New York city: ATIM TV show Channel MNN interview by Art Tour International...Awarded artists: two films 'the making of'.
12/06/2017 - 12/09/2017 - Rome: Rossocinabro Gallery ( 3 months ' in residence")
24/06/2017 - 30/08/2017 - Exhibition: Award Artista dell' anno 2017, Cesenatico (It).
03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017 - Lecce: exhibition award Diego Velázquez( It.)
01/07/2017 - Award Diego Velázquez 2017; Lecce (It).
24/06/2017 - Award Artista dell' anno 2017; Cesenatico (It).
21/05/2017 - 27/05/2017 - Florence ( It.) Collective Exhibition for "ATIM top 60 Masters of contemporary Art".'AWARDED!'
21/04/2017 - 24/04/2017 - Artexpo New York, booth #446 ATIM. Artfair
12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017 - Genua (It.): award "World art collection 2017".
04/02/2017 - 05/02/2017 - Londerzeel (B): Exhibition in favor for "Oxfam"
13/01/2017 - 18/01/2017 - Piacenza (It.): "Arte Piacenza" Artfair.
06/01/2017 - 07/02/2017 - Cesenatico (It.): "mostra colletivva" Hotel Miramare.2° Biennale premio Leonardo Da Vinci.
06/01/2017 - Award Leonardo Da Vinci; Cesenatico (It).
03/01/2017 - Italia In Arte Nel Mondo: in the edition: " Omaggio a REMBRANDT, Haremszoon van Rijn."
17/12/2016 - Lecce It. Award " Beato Angelico; Lecce (It).(Italia In Arte Nel Mundo.
17/12/2016 - Lecce It. Special Human Rights Award " Pape Paolo VI" (It).Italia In Arte Nel Mundo.
30/11/2016 - 04/12/2016 - °Spectrum Miami (Art Fair Miami) booth #615 met ATIM New York
04/11/2016 - 07/11/2016 - Contemporary art fair Arte Forli (It) Artexpo' Gallery
15/10/2016 - 23/10/2016 - Londerzeel. a week."Exhibition of 3 friends", Paul Barwell ( drawings, paintings) and Mark Pas (Photographs d'art autour de world).
01/09/2016 - 01/10/2016 - Cesenatico (It.): group exhibition; Hotel New Bristol. Molto apprezzate dai galleristi dell'emilia romagna.
25/06/2016 - 30/08/2016 - Cesenatico (It.): exhibition; 10° premio Biennale per l'arti visive!
25/06/2016 - trophy: La vela d'oro per l'arte 2016: Cesenatico (It).
15/06/2016 - Italia In Arte Nel Mondo: in the book: " Omaggio a REMBRANDT, Haremszoon van Rijn."
15/05/2016 - Artbook: "Museum, Contemporary artists showcases".
23/04/2016 - Biennale Cannes: International Art Award:"1° Grand Prix Des Arts Visuels 2016 ".
14/04/2016 - 17/04/2016 - Art Expo New York. Art Fair ; Art Tour International / booth #355 (in the center of the centercourt) (- Vivid Arts Network.)!
14/04/2016 - 17/04/2016 - Art Dallas. Presentation Museum of the Americas.
29/03/2016 - Spring Competition 25th anniversary of the MOA. Just missed the podium.Among the 6 finalists/42.
18/03/2016 - 20/03/2016 - Art fair; Vernice Art Fair Forli ArtExpo' Gallery It!.
12/03/2016 - 14/03/2016 - Art fair; Arte Cremona! ArtExpo' Gallery It!.
16/03/2016 - 19/03/2016 - Art Dubai. Presentation Museum of the Americas.!
29/01/2016 - Award: Firenze; International Award Leonardo Da Vinci for the artistic merit.( dott's. Salvatore e Fransesco Russo).
16/01/2016 - 29/01/2016 - Houston ( Texas). " Perspective to 2016" with the museum MOA.( group).
19/11/2015 - 24/01/2016 - Breda's MUSEUM (NL): top-125 Van Gogh Contest, winner of 2 rounds vote by the public. Between the 15 finalists.
16/01/2016 - 18/01/2016 - Fiera d'Arte Piacenza Italy.
09/01/2016 - 30/01/2016 - Cesenatico Italy Premio Mercurio d' Oro.(Group) Hotel Miramare.
09/01/2016 - Award: Trofeo Mercurio d'Oro per l'Arte for the artistic quality and creativity.Jury Artexpo' Gallery.
17/12/2015 - Lecce It.: Award:"The David of Bernini"+ award the human rights:"Anne Frank" Italia in Arte.
19/11/2015 - 24/01/2016 - Breda's MUSEUM (NL): top-125 Van Gogh Contest, winner of 2 rounds vote by the public. Between the 15 finalists.
14/11/2015 - 15/11/2015 - Rotterdam; EuropArtFair.
06/11/2015 - 09/11/2015 - It. Contemporanea Arte Forli (Art fair).
20/11/2015 - Houston: "Tribute to Xavier Carbonell" group MOA.Museum Of the Americas.
28/10/2015 - 27/12/2015 - Terneuzen (Nl) Galerie Lokaal 54 (group CAT).
24/10/2015 - Award: Oscar Monaco Biennale. Artexpo' Gallery.
15/10/2015 - 08/11/2015 - Nieuwpoort. "Expo 4 friends", with Leo De Wachter, Ludo Van Den Heuvel, Yen Javar (Jan Van Reck).
10/10/2015 - 23/10/2015 - Houston ( Texas). Institute of Hispanic culture. with the museum MOA.
01/10/2015 - 04/10/2015 - Houston ( Texas Contemporary Art Fair). Distribution of a presentation DVD by the museum "MOA".
26/09/2015 - 28/09/2015 - It.(Art fair) Immagina Arte Reggio Emilia.
23/08/2015 - Famous Magazine: Art in America: listing artists with ART UpCLOSE.
25/07/2015 - Venice: Biennale Leone Dei Dogi Award.
17/07/2015 - 01/08/2015 - Miami, Museum of the Americas.""Selected Works of The Mural for the Peace" (work of a group artists).
27/06/2015 - 30/08/2015 - Cesenatico It.: group exhibition.
27/06/2015 - Artist of the year 2015 ( group). Cesenatico It.
26/06/2015 - 28/06/2015 - Lecce It.: Exhibition: "Lauréat du grand prix, Haute Reconnaissance PP Rubens.
26/06/2015 - Lecce: It. Gala: Award Haute Reconnaissance "Pierre Paul Rubens" certificate "Italia in Arte".
13/06/2015 - 14/06/2015 - Paris:Carrousel du Louvre. Art Shopping.
13/06/015 - 14/06/2015 - Paris: Also selected by the Museum of the Americas for a projection at the Carrousel du Louvre. Art Shopping.
01/06/2015 - ATIM Magazine NYC: "60 masters of Contemporary art 2015".
26/04/2015 - 24/05/2015 - Netherlands, Den Bosch: Galerie Grang De Paul: " Hello spiritual continent"
25/04/2015 - 26/04/2015 - Art fair ; Paviart It.
18/04/2015 - 1° Grand prix de la Côte D'Azur. Gala: Cannes.
20/03/2015 - 22/03/2015 - Art fair ; Vernice Arte Fair.
16/03/2015 - 20/03/2015 - Art DUBAI "MURAL for the PEACE". In the Alliance Française.
13/03/2015 - 16/03/2015 - Art Fair. Arte Cremona Italië.
22/01/2015 - 24/01/2015 - Londerzeel GCGW "kunst in huis" to help people.( Oxfam)
21/02/2015 - 07/03/2015 - Houston Texas, Institute of Hispanic Culture Houston. preview: "MURAL for the PEACE".
09/01/2015 - 31/01/2015 - Miami Doral MOA Tribute to Salvator Dali with a " Special show of frans frengen".
08/01/2015 - 25/01/2015 - De Oude pastorie ( Nieuwenrode B.) with my friend Yen Javar.
03/01/2015 - 10/02/2015 - Cesenatico Italy ( near Venice) Premio Leonardo Da Vinci.Hotel Miramare.
30/12/2014 - ............ winteredition ATIM 1 page frans frengen. ( special show art Basel Miami)
14/12/2014 - 25/02/2015 - Lecce: IT.grand gala de Award "Raphaêl Sanzio" et le prix des droits de l'homme "Nelson Mandela" by Italia in Arte.
03/12/2014 - 07/12/2014 - Art Basel Miami, Koubek center: ATIM Festival with Vivid Arts.
28/11/2014 - 14/12/2014 - Londerzeel B. - "ogen geloven niet, een gesprek met kleur." " Eyes do not believe; a conversation in a color battlefield.
15/11/2014 - 28/11/2014 - Sicily, Catania: by master of Art Paolo Levi " award of Catania "
02/11/2014 - 30/11/2014 - Netherlands, 's Hertogenbosch: Galerie Grang De Paul: " Power of flora Art"
10/10/2014 - 01/11/2014 - Miami: Museum Of the Americas - 23th anniversary of the MOA and "Hispanic Heritage in America".
05/09/2014 - 12/09/2014 - Miami: Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery ( 60 masters of contemporary art).
19/07/2014 - 25/07/2014 - Malta: Trophy exhibition: artistic Knights of Malta + magazine Editore del arte. frans frengen receives this trophy.( Dott. Salvatore and Dott.Fransesco Saverio Russo)
07 & 08/ 2014 -Terra Groda summer exhibition.
06/ 2014 book - USA - Italy A.T.I.M ( New York) in a book: " 60 Masters of Contemporary Art." ART Tour International Magazine and Vivid Arts Network
03/05/2014 - 15/06/2014 - NL. Graauw Gallerie Terra Groda
09/05/2014 - 31/05/2014 - USA. Miami. Gallery Museum Of the Americas. "Salon de Mayo"
21/05/2014 - Londerzeel - culture for children and grandparents: "caricatures".
19/04/2014 - 22/04/2014 - Art Dubai: presentation with the MOA. Museum of the Americas.
02/02/2014 - 30/11/2014 - Doral, Member of the 100 Certified Artists organisation of the Museum of the Americas.
20/01/2014 - 31/01/2014 - Londerzeel (B), "culture" with little childeren of the Basic School. Performance. ( Centrumschool).
10/01/2014 - 31/01/2014 - Miami (Doral,Florida USA) Exhibition: MOA. Museum of the Americas
02/11/2013 - 17/11/2013 - Ravels: Programmatie "De Wouwer" Duo with Mark Pas author and photographer.
27/09/2013 - 07/10/2013 - Warande (Turnhout) Duo with Mark Pas author and photographer.
01/05/2013 - selection for the book by A.T.I.M ( New York) " 60 Masters of Contemporary Art."
01/04/2013 - 31/04/2013 - Graauw (Hulst) Nl. "Gallerie Terra Groda." ( With CAT. Centrum voor Artistiek Talent.)
I hope: Italy, London, France, NY., wimmertingen...2014-15 Galerie Böhner(D)
17/03/2013 - firm contract signed by both parties with Braccae Gallery. (Just before the opening, the damper-leaving everything-ceased operations because of "imminent" fallissement of an "under" Enterprise) ...)
05/02/2013 - Video: Cutting Edge; Masters of contemporary art. ( ATIM youtube) frans frengen ( 3.50' - 4.01') . link
31/01/2013 - 05/02 - broadcasting Ring TV "ZINA".( NL.)frans frengen "kaarskunstenaar"(by Tom Serkeyn) ( Here you find the link.) after seeing arrow back.
25/01/2012 - Art Los Angeles Contemporary Review Art Los Angeles Contemporary Edition Featured Artist: Frans Frengen
23/01/2013 - shoot Ring TV. ( atelier frans frengen )
13/01/2013 - Arttour ( My felicitations: more than one million readers!) ATIM January issue : one page of frans frengen " contemporary artists"
11/01/2013 - 12/04/2013 - Dutch BIENNALE Delft. 1.Award of the owner of the" Grand Café Verderop; art on the quay.
2.Mention and great words of appreciation of the jury.(No award because of a little fault..which wasn't (= changeable)). (link)
01/12/2012-10/12/2012 - exhibition:"Cutting Edge" masters of contemporary art. Italy ( Florence) website: Vivid Arts Network en boek contemporary masters van "International Arttour Magazine New York".
21/11/2012 - between "Artists" Vivid Arts Netwerk Italy. link
- october edidion: Arttour International Fine Art Magazine New York: contemporary masters: frans frengen's 2nd place Art Tour International
20/09/2012 - announcement: winners of the international fine art competition " Consciuous creation": 2nd place/250. link
23/06 - 12/07 - Italy: Lecce... primo piano livingallery " les enfants terribles"
02/06 - 22/06 - Italy: Lecce... primo piano livingallery " Physiogonomies"
04/2012- 20/09/2012 - Duisland ( Mannheim): Gallery Böhner kunst-spektrum links links
01/03/ - 10/03/2012 - Italy:Florence (Al Duomo) Vivid Arts Network and ARTTOUR magazine." Retrospective"
feb 2012 - 1 page in ARTTOUR magazine International New York. ... 29/02/ 2012
24/10/2011 - Italy: Vivid Art Network: " Featured artist of the week. link spotlight frans frengen
07/10/2011 - 29/10/2011 - "Galerie Ludwig Trossaert"; Antwerp: exhibition. links Galerie
14/07 - 30/09 - Italië: Hotel Ferrara, Largo Costello, 36. links Hotel with photographs choosed between the artists of "Here Now"in the Estense Castle for Vividartsnetwerk).
03/08/2011 - 27/08/2011 - Galerie Ludwig Trossaert; Antwerp: summerexhibition ( group). links Galerie
29/05/2011- 31/08/2011 - Portugal 3th exhibition Lissabon ( Portugal). Galeria Colorida de arte. (END of exhibition) link
12/06/2011 - Zundert (Netherlands.. of Vincent Van Gogh).
07/05/2011 - 13/07 - Italy ( Ferrara): Estense Castle. exhibition " Here Now" ( Vivid Arts Network) link
05/05/2011 - Italy ( Bologna): Listing artists TIA links
09/04/2011-21/04/2011 - Italy ( Bologna): Galleria De' Marchi (Trevisan International Art 2011) links
27/04/2011 - Publicity "Artslant" USA, special edition ART Brussels; insider* Frans Frengen ( links Home)
26/04/2011- .../05/2011 - PROLONG Lissabon ( Portugal).Galeria Colorida de arte. (exhibition) link
09/04/2011-23/04/2011 - Lisboa ( Portugal).Galeria Colorida de arte. (exhibition) link
19/10/2010 - 10/2011 - NEW YORK: by Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, INC. link
02/10/2010 - selected to be showcased on Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's. "We considern you to be one of our brightest " Contemporary Master Stars" with your wonderful museum-caliber art!"
16/09/2010 - Ixora "flower Art" Wemmel: Markt 66. In permanence until...
03/09/2010 - 19/09/2010 - CCGérard Walschap Londerzeel; exhibition.
17/07/2010 - 29/08 - Watou Front-art, exhibition ( graanschuur and Douviehoeve)
27/06/2010 - work for exhibition in Watou for Front-art ( with KVBKB); 5 - 6/06/10 - The Netherlands; evenement: "KUNST IN ZICHT"
on the Island Marken. links site
30/04 - 29/05/2010 - Gent Citadelpark CAT( near the museum SMAK) exhibition. links
19/03 - 10/04/2010 - Galerie Ludwig Trossaert; Antwerp (B): exhibition. links
01/03 - New York: second invitation Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.
16/01/2010 - 10/04/2010 - Rotterdam COOPvaert; Netherlands. Kunst aan de kade
01/01/2010 - 31/01/2010 - Ostend: Galerie Theobald's Boothuisje. frans frengen
07/11 - 27/12/2009 - Amsterdam( The Netherlands): Waterland Art Gallery; Al Broek in Waterland: exhibition. links
NOV/2010 - article in Tableau: the Fine art magazine of A'dam. ( advice from Frans Frengen, Photograph: me , the chair... )
03/10 - 31/12/2009 - Ostend: Galerie Theobald's Boothuisje. frans frengen
27/10/09 - frans frengen on artnet Nl ( with galerij Ludwig Trossaert); famous artsits: Galeries.nl
2009 - artist-compile: Galerij Pieter Pauwel,
- "Galerie Lissabon" Den Haag.
31/05 - 30/09/2009 - Ostend:(prolong) Galerie Theobald's Boothuisje. ( work outside en inside the gallery.)
05/06 - 07/07/2009 - NEW York: Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, Chelsea,: exhibition. Promotion for one year.links
31/05 - 30/08/2009 - Ostend: Galerie Theobald's Boothuisje. ( work outside en inside the gallery.)
25/02 - kunstzolder.be, (Brugge)
08/12/2008 - Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, Chelsea, NYC: invitation from this gallery to send portfolio.15/01/2009 selected by their Curatorial Review Committee for exhibition and promotion for one year.
2008 - BB-Art decor:- The Chinounck (coca-cola 4m/2m) - The study of MegaMindy - also paintings, sculptures
25/08/2007 - group; cc.Malderen; "it used to be..."
2007 - Galerie 1225 ART & VIN, Québec; Canada ( Selected by jury and committee for exhibitions,...
09/02/2007 - solo; "cultuurhuis Gerard Walschap"
17/08/06 - Art Salon Holland links
09/07/06 - 03/09/06 exhibition " gallerie de oude barrier" with seven artists links photographs
04/2006 - 4 Roses Art Gallery (permanence:Gallery stopped in 2008)
04/2006 - Fine Arts Online Gallery Castor & Pollux links
02/2006 -selection at the "humorfestival" in Knokke with work of to day.
2004-2005 - director Centrumschool Londerzeel. ” Centrumschool”
2003 - teacher at the academy of drawing Londerzeel.
2003 - member of the art gallery online:"www.Kunstsite" & "Art-Belgium."
2000 - (19-01-2000)A letter from: J HOET.( conservator SMAK.) ” We believe in the intrinsic quality of your work. We would ask you to inform us about your steps in the future; keep in touch.”.
Also favourable letters from a few French galleries.
1998 - first at the price of Ganshoren to draw strips.
1996 - new start; the sulpture: "de ontknoping" gets its fixed place at the "O.C.M.W. Londerzeel"
- On research when art was dying....
1990 - Married with Lydia, daughter of Victor George (1919-1989) art painter, cartoonist (in the newspaper: La Libre Belgique;) carving in glass.
1986 - Nomination by Jeans company. Chosen from all academies of Belgium; Nominated by the 10 best designs.
- I followed lessons by BAVO Tiebos for glass and applied arts -
1988 - My painting “Londerzeel” came in the municipality house.
1987 - and others: (selections, jury and exhibition at) the festival of humour in Knokke, political cartoon of Knokke, exhibition of wild works with my friend Javar.
My picture “ de ontknoping” gets much praise of Henri Lanoy.
-1985 - OUT of the ACADEMIC with an exhibition “everything can be differently”. There was an enormous interest from the academy. My first “fumagine” work of 1976 was exhibited.
80 - `85 - several selections and exhibitions. Great competition of Ostend, competition of Ronse, Ninove, Strombeek, Bellegem, Buggenhout, exhibition travelling all around ten German cities.
- competition Price Louis Weiller – Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris (with selection and exhibition)
- competition Price Marc Macken (NHISK Antwerp) with selection and exhibition
- competition Price Ernest Albert sculpture (laureate -jury- and exhibition)
1985 - Award as most deserving student of the academy. (laureate).
- Diploma higher art education for painting and sculpture
- large understanding sculpture.
- also large understanding in Art history.
- Diploma - large understanding in painting .
1984 - sculpture by Frans Van den Brande.
- competition Langbenn. (laureate).
- competition “Van Campenhout”. (laureate)
- competition Bernaerts. (laureate).
- Competition Alfons Blomme for painting ( jury - exhibition)
1978 - My beginning at the academy of Mechelen, in painting and sculpture: prof:. T Blickx: , L Eyckermans (director), Gust Dierikx., Frans Walravens, JP Teurlinckx
1976 - Competition A Blomme for sculpture (praise of jury and exhibition)….
1967 - Famous Artists school of N.Y. testimonial after three years for publicity and illustration. Teacher artists:
- Al Parker
- Norman Rockwell
- Ben Stahl
- Thomas B.Allen
- Bob Peak
- Lorraine Fox
1958 - First oil painting was bought by an expert from Antwerp ( At the age of ten.) with those favourable words: “We will hear still of you. Go further. …”
also some local exhibitions
Fumagine is to paint with a flame, a sculpture of soot, an installation of smoke. It's no more or no less. Begun in 1976, Belgium was only with this "figurative" technique that probably would have been no goal without a cross pass from Yves Klein who created Art with fire. Only later frans learned also know the other three masters of the quartet from the zero period, Aubertin, Peeters and especially Otto Piene - the biggest idol of Frans.
Frans Frengen has his noted fumagine - blue recovered in his experiments; it was precisely a blue like the other blue from his predecessor Yves Klein; associated as a complementary color to the color of soot so that he sees the possibility of being on a beach, walk a tide line of grains to approach contemporary art with the light in and on the soot that is recognized universally in each exhibition space and even in the universe by creating.
In soot collected, Frengen, sees elements of figuration that are extremely varied. It's like an author he paints, draws and sculpts simultaneously, poetic, contemporary, recognizable, breathtaking shades with soot, sculpting with stains and holes. He add some colors, some moveable squares for interaction and also some DNA. "Let me say that I preach "The Praise of Folly" by Erasmus," are the words of Frengen.
By looking at the compact images of the subconscious Frans sees images with a new view of reality. It is by reproducing what he sees and feels that he can create fair and ambiguous images. Frengen is aware that everyone does not see the same. More and more he began to doubt. That's why he wants to create a new view. To look different. Indeed, to paint the visible and invisible, described by a international master in the art history.
"More intense and broader than what I can afford," said Frans, " Moving under the work gives me freedom, I feel myself as a partner of the painting. I can walk around and react from all positions, from the four winds , millimeter by millimeter. I do not need to step on the canvas thanks too action painting and painting the vaults of the Sistine Chapel. And even as the master of cubism it is a feast to be undisturbed at the edge of the abyss of falsehood.
I'll make the opposite of dripping colors, the opposite of abstract (that does not exist in this sense according to the master of cubism). It is like to search the opposite with or without an ear. "
some quotes of frans frengen:
"The only advantage of contemporary art is that they do not have to show what contemporary art was."
“I have hated art to kill for all she did to me, but each time I love her as much for all she is."
” “Memory lives, but you were too late to collect her”.
“I am the puppet of my subconscious, but I decide about the strings.”
”Art is like you unbend, a shot in the bull's eye.” . (ATIM Magazine: "TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART")
To say it shortly:
Fumagine is a painting with a flame - not scratching in soot to an universal image - about a confused world, like phylosophers always said. As a child, every picture was a picture but after all multimedia experience it is still the same. I paint as an author, integrate color, painting with layers of soot or sculpt and paint with holes I add colors, movable squares and ask the visitor for engagement through interaction. Discovered by coincidence, I called my technique "fumagine". Not knowing what the dictionary said: "A plant disease with soot deposition on the leaves," since I know I can tell all about my work in eight words. That I take a bath in reality and the dream landscape with mystery and comedy to a perception without a sermon. People does even not need to know that I think hyperrealistic - scientific, almost mathematical - and so intensely work with fire with construction and deconstruction, nature and manipulation, joys and sorrows of innocence and prohibition of light and shadow, fantasy and fear; a painting of opposites with or without an ear.