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Robyn A. Frank

"Self portrait 02" by Robyn A. Frank

"Self portrait 02" by Robyn A. Frank

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Made from engineered wood, cut with a CNC machine. The piece is finished with plastic wood and wood filler, sanded, gessoed and then painted using a water based acrylic spray paint. Finally, it is varnished. The piece has a system of holes along the back for easy hanging. An anchored screw (or two) is recommended. 

Overall dimensions ~18” x 42” 

March 2024

The gradient is used as a literal symbol of change — of transition, from one-to another-ness. This saturated gradient references the observable light spectrum and wavelengths. The wavy line is used as a symbol of energy, connection, and existence

About Robyn A. Frank

Robyn A. Frank (she/ they) grew up in Tampa, Florida and moved to Brooklyn, New York where they earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. As a professional fine-art fabricator, Frank created paintings and prints for world-renowned artists including Takashi Murakami and Y.Z. Kami. Now, as a full-time studio artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, they make paintings, prints, and art objects for galleries, retail, and wholesale clients. Her art practice explores relationships, change, and our sense-of-self through a visual language of color and shape. 

"My work is a celebration of change. Thinking about change as the cyclical duality of creation and loss. Creation and loss like ebb and flow, birth and death, inhale, and exhale — a constant cycle. Building further, the work frames change as relational practice or relational experience. Something like the constant co-creation of experiences amongst people and surroundings, given any particular conditions. And to bring to that idea of relationships, that idea of we, as active and create-able, changeable. Just as we are, right now, creating this moment together through words and print. 

Visually, these ideas are explored through format, shape, and color. Some works are diptychs or triptychs, such that the panels are inherently in relationship to one another and exist as a part of a whole. Repeating or reflecting shapes represent the duality of self — the innate up and down of all things — or to symbolize change across time or context. Color is used symbolically. Gradients are a literal expression of transformation, of change. The gradient fields depict observable sky hues during specific times of the day and times of the year. Color grounds my work in New Mexico. 

My paintings are made with highly pigmented, fluid acrylic paint on baltic birch wood panels. Painting many many thin layers of paint, and hand-sanding between passes minimizes surface texture and brush strokes. Pieces are sealed with varnish.

I create well-crafted and lasting work that offers a meaningful contemplative respite, a place for quiet conversation of our own authorship."

-  Robyn A. Frank, April 2024

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