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Digital Art; Installation; Mixed Media; Print; Sculpture




Born Cape Town *Grand Prix -Osaka Triennial (Print) 1997, Japan. Artwork is multi-disciplinary; Writes poetry, and on art. Jerusalem artist Basil Colin Frank on winning the Grand Prix Osaka Triennial (print) 1997 the late Dr. Michael Sgan- Cohen, artist, art-critic,Jerusalem1997 wrote his photosculptures communicate a feeling for volume and sculptural space, projecting a high- resolution sculptural presence; they make an effective and free artistic format, original and interesting .Franks works, sometimes kinky and brutal, sometimes more conceptually driven and even formalistic, once more proved to stand against a varied and international background. He is able to remain original and innovative, both in his photographic and his plastic works. A congratulatory letter, Sir Charles Saatchi OBE wrote in 1998 'I can see why so many people are excited by your work'. The late Dr. Harald Szeemann the veteran curator of the Venice and Lyon Biennales stated Frank is a 'master of still life' .During the International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy.December,2001. Frank was awarded the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" prize for his digital &photographic works ' The Sacrifice and Points of View'. Among the international jurors were Prof. John T.Spike, Prof.Barbara Rose and David S.Rubin. The former curator David Rubin of the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans now San Antonio Museum wrote, , 'Frank's award-winning works was among the more cutting-edge work on view'. The Editor Gerhardt Charles D.Rump culture. De Welt newspaper Friday 10 th March wrote; Frank always finds his public. During the Biennale in Beijing in 2005 at the Millennium Museum, visitors lined up three rows deep around the photographs of his installations on the seashore


Comments received

  • Some of my best friends: Very powerful work, Basil!
    melusina - 4/2/2011 5:48:09 AM

  • L'Art devient une vaste blague !
    MIKEluc - 8/4/2010 3:36:04 PM

  • L'Art devient une vaste blague !
    MIKEluc - 8/4/2010 3:35:57 PM

  • Congratulation Basil,dear friend.!!!!
    Astami - 7/13/2010 1:47:03 PM

  • Congratulation Basil,dear friend.!!!!
    Astami - 7/13/2010 1:46:59 PM

  • congratulations Basil. I Like your sculpture instalation
    Kamila_Szadaj - 7/13/2010 12:36:58 PM

  • congratulations :)

    LISPRUSSEN - 7/5/2010 8:40:38 AM

  • Hello Basil
    How peculiar that we both end up selected for this Eutopia project.
    Hopefully you remember me from online printmaking conference forum linked to SMTG last year or the year before. Although maybe it was Impact?
    Cant remember but I know your name for sure..... from Printmaking circles.

    Your piece above comes to life, for me when I read your words which put it in context.

    Actually it made me think of my visit to Auchwitz in circa 1990..
    ainesse - 7/4/2010 10:54:15 PM

  • Wonderfull !!

    sarid - 7/3/2010 6:25:54 PM

  • I can hardly express how this artwork touches me!
    silviacasilli - 5/25/2010 8:28:31 AM

Comments sent

  • Hi AINE
    Note my Umbilical Africa and the Guernica text..Certainly I think I achieved evocations associations -persecution from Africa to the holocaust-Auschwitz where my great late uncle Aaron Frank poet author teacher educationist was sent from Dachau prior Siauliau Lithuania .

    “Anchored and Chained” (Homage to the victims of oppression from Auschwitz to Robben island; Aaron Frank to Nelson Mandela)

    b&w photograph ,digital work on duroclear transparency

    No one can murder an idea,
    Whether it be chained ,tortured and gassed

    Even though the searchlights will draw its arc across the world
    through mists and storms
    And dropped papers
    from the ivory guard towers
    blackened with their faeces
    and ashes of their cancerous smoke
    The codex will be deciphered,
    read and redeemed

    There is always an escape
    out of the earths dungeons
    Into deaths dimensions
    Where the ark in the ether
    floats and all that
    sailed upon her.
    byBasil Colin Frank

    Basil Colin Frank

    Umbilical Africa and the Guernica
    H41 x29x16cm
    Wall piece: Copper, wire, graphite paper ,
    gel, canvas, acrylic, spray ,bulb

    Words: Birth =gel, old order; new order
    Revolution, blood, exploitation,(social, political, technological,
    H.287x W106x D15cm uranium, diamonds ,gold, skeleton, gel, skin
    head; wire-umbilical cord
    colonialist wars by proxy.
    Bulb- light, new order.

    basilcolinfrank - 7/7/2010 9:45:57 AM

  • Nissim which means victory

    Mazaltov &Congratulations
    Basil Colin Frank bcfrank@netvision.net.il
    Award-winner for my sculpture The Affirmation (Aliens) now my 11th International award

    basilcolinfrank - 7/3/2010 11:19:01 AM

  • Mazaltov&Congratulation
    Basil Colin Frank Jerusalem
    Award-winner for my sculpture The Affirmation
    basilcolinfrank - 7/3/2010 11:14:10 AM

  • Congrats


    Basil Frank - Israel

    Saartjie Baartman Story
    Digital Print, 176 x 220 cm, 2006

    basilcolinfrank - 5/19/2010 4:05:25 PM