FRANSIE MALHERBE FRANDSEN – ‘POR FAVOR NO MOLESTAR’ 16TH – 20TH OCTOBER
FRANSIE MALHERBE FRANDSEN – ‘POR FAVOR NO MOLESTAR’ A SOLO EXHIBITION
An exhibition of contemporary artworks, exploring the perception of power and its use and abuse.
16th – 20th October 2019
Private View: Wednesday 16th October 6 – 8:30pm
The Brick Lane Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, E1 6SA
Fransie Malherbe Frandsen was born in South Africa. She studied and earned qualifications in art and graphic design in South Africa, Denmark and the United Kingdom. She subsequently completed a post-graduate in Art Psychotherapy in England, where she worked as an art therapist for several years. Fransie currently lives and works from her studio in Geneva, Switzerland.
Taking inspiration from her childhood in politically challenged South Africa, as well as from her experience in working with troubled and marginalised individuals, Fransie explores the perception of power and its use and abuse in society.
Fransie’s work reflects her empathy and passion for the unheard individuals, especially children, in our society and she looks to depict the plea of those whose rights are still being violated.
Through her latest exhibition, Por Favor no Molestar, Fransie strives to bring to light and to provoke thought, concerning those issues on which society hangs its dismissive, Do not disturb signs.
Fransie works mainly in mixed media. She collects and digitally alters images, which are then transferred manually onto gesso board. Layers of acrylic paint and glazes or washes are then gradually applied to build up the image and to achieve depth, definition and description of form. These effects are enhanced through further distressing of the artwork. Despite the collage effect that this technique offers, there is no paper present on the artwork.
In addition, Fransie also writes and illustrates children’s books. She has successfully written and illustrated a series of four children’s books, published under the name Alexander’s Questions.