JOHN FRANZEN

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“With open eyes I only see myself.”|| “With closed eyes I see the world.”||

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JOHN FRANZEN

“With open eyes I only see myself.”|| “With closed eyes I see the world.”||

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JOHN FRANZEN

“With open eyes I only see myself.”|| “With closed eyes I see the world.”||

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JOHN FRANZEN

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JOHN FRANZEN

“With open eyes I only see myself,

with closed eyes I see the world”

Born in 1981 in Germany, John Franzen is one of our most respected artists not just for the intricate results of his artwork, but for his search and realization of life through the theories of astrophysics, quantum physic, Daoism, and Existentialism during his creation of art.

THE IDEA OF LIFE

As he investigates into the idea of life, which existentialism explains as being “born with no purpose to life and it is up to the individual to seek meaning”; he is also investigating into “cosmology through the deconstruction of the physical, the spiritual and the existential”, which is what makes his creations so interesting and relative to the 1950s and 1960s avant-garde art movement, ZERO.

THE PHYSICALITY OF HIS LUNGS

His solo exhibition at Parkview Art Hong Kong showcases his four-part series called “Existential Abstracts”, with “Each Line One Breath” being a piece from the first chapter. Taking the physicality of the lungs as his starting point, he treats each of his breath as the element, and as his draws, every single line corresponds to each breath that he takes. This organic and mechanical process results in this “quasi-automatic pattern of drawing”, where “as a result, the externalization of the artist’s emotions and thoughts are laid down in each piece”.

JOHN FRANZEN

“With open eyes I only see myself,

with closed eyes I see the world.”

Born in 1981 in Germany, John Franzen is one of our most respected artists not just for the intricate results of his artwork, but for his search and realization of life through the theories of astrophysics, quantum physic, Daoism, and Existentialism during his creation of art.

THE IDEA OF LIFE

As he investigates into the idea of life, which existentialism explains as being “born with no purpose to life and it is up to the individual to seek meaning”; he is also investigating into “cosmology through the deconstruction of the physical, the spiritual and the existential”, which is what makes his creations so interesting and relative to the 1950s and 1960s avant-garde art movement, ZERO.

THE PHYSICALITY OF HIS LUNGS

His solo exhibition at Parkview Art Hong Kong showcases his four-part series called “Existential Abstracts”, with “Each Line One Breath” being a piece from the first chapter. Taking the physicality of the lungs as his starting point, he treats each of his breath as the element, and as his draws, every single line corresponds to each breath that he takes. This organic and mechanical process results in this “quasi-automatic pattern of drawing”, where “as a result, the externalization of the artist’s emotions and thoughts are laid down in each piece”.

JOHN FRANZEN

“With open eyes I see myself,

“With closed eyes I see the world.”

Born in 1981 in Germany, John Franzen is one of our most respected artists not just for the intricate results of his artwork, but for his search and realization of life through the theories of astrophysics, quantum physic, Daoism, and Existentialism during his creation of art.

THE IDEA OF LIFE

As he investigates into the idea of life, which existentialism explains as being “born with no purpose to life and it is up to the individual to seek meaning”; he is also investigating into “cosmology through the deconstruction of the physical, the spiritual and the existential”, which is what makes his creations so interesting and relative to the 1950s and 1960s avant-garde art movement, ZERO.

THE PHYSICALITY OF HIS LUNGS

His solo exhibition at Parkview Art Hong Kong showcases his four-part series called “Existential Abstracts”, with “Each Line One Breath” being a piece from the first chapter. Taking the physicality of the lungs as his starting point, he treats each of his breath as the element, and as his draws, every single line corresponds to each breath that he takes. This organic and mechanical process results in this “quasi-automatic pattern of drawing”, where “as a result, the externalization of the artist’s emotions and thoughts are laid down in each piece”.

JOHN FRANZEN

“With open eyes I see myself,

“With closed eyes I see the world.”

Born in 1981 in Germany, John Franzen is one of our most respected artists not just for the intricate results of his artwork, but for his search and realization of life through the theories of astrophysics, quantum physic, Daoism, and Existentialism during his creation of art.

THE IDEA OF LIFE

As he investigates into the idea of life, which existentialism explains as being “born with no purpose to life and it is up to the individual to seek meaning”; he is also investigating into “cosmology through the deconstruction of the physical, the spiritual and the existential”, which is what makes his creations so interesting and relative to the 1950s and 1960s avant-garde art movement, ZERO.

 

THE PHYSICALITY OF HIS LUNGS

His solo exhibition at Parkview Art Hong Kong showcases his four-part series called “Existential Abstracts”, with “Each Line One Breath” being a piece from the first chapter. Taking the physicality of the lungs as his starting point, he treats each of his breath as the element, and as his draws, every single line corresponds to each breath that he takes. This organic and mechanical process results in this “quasi-automatic pattern of drawing”, where “as a result, the externalization of the artist’s emotions and thoughts are laid down in each piece”.

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