After two years of pregnancy and maternity leave, I avoided large fairs such as Frieze and FIAC, but this year was time to go back. Although it is always unpleasant to walk around a fair, it is also exciting to be able to discover in such a densed surface new names and artworks. Today I would like to present works of the artist Peggy Franck, who is not mainly a painter but showed “paintings” at the Amsterdam based gallery Diana Stigter, which represents also another artist I cherish Aukje Koks (and who has a show on 30 November for the Amsterdam Art Week-end).
Peggy Franck – Unexpected things came thick and fast, 2013
Acrylic paint, spraypaint, gouache on paper, C-print
Peggy Franck – Unexpected things came thick and fast (The continents), 2013
Gouache, ink, spraypaint, acrylic paint on paper, C-print
Peggy Franck (*1978) is a young Dutch artist working with different media photography, paintings, installations. Her work is based on her practice in the studio mixing daily object with material such as Plexiglas, mirror, tape etc, a process she started during her residency at the Rijksacademie where she studied back in 2005-2006. She knows how to skillfully mix reference for the viewers, is it a painting, a photograph, abstract, showing her studio, or not. From what I saw at the Diana Stigther stand at the FIAC, I particularly liked the way she worked on a print with different type of paint, blurring the limits between photography and painting. But a larger work, a painted photography of her studio shows the relevance of her practice showing a playful theatrical context intertwined with a puzzling narrative.
Read more abour Peggy Franck’s work in this article by Zoe Gray in Code 2.0, Numéro 6, Spring 2013
To see more of her work, see artnews.
Peggy Franck, Group exhibition at Diana Stigter It might as well rain until September, Part 2 (2013)