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Dale Frank | the artist






The artist Dale Frank
Born 1959, New South Wales, Australia.
Lives and works in Hunter Valley, Australia.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sydney Biennale, Venice Biennale,


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Dale Frank's works are like gigantic lollipops with rainbows of flavours for you to reach out and lick. The application of paint appears random and spontaneous, its movement on the canvas not due to the deliberate application of the artist, but instead the reaction of the differing viscosity and gravitation influences.. This spontaneity belies the control the artist has over his work. Much control over the medium and environment where the work has been done is indicative of a scientific controlled atmosphere. Reactions of the varnish/paint and dust free conditions must have been carefully considered. The paint is so thick that gravity has caused great pockets of wet paint under a thick drying skin which hangs tenuously, threatening to explode out onto the floor at any second. His painting could be described as lyrical abstraction rather than the action paintings of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s...

ale Frank is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary painters. His career spans over thirty years. In 1983, he was included in the exhibition ‘Panorama della post - critica: critica ed arte at the Museo Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa along with Thomas Lawson and Anselm Kiefer (curated by Helena Kontova)’. In 1984 he was included in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. Returning to Australia, in 1990 he was included in the 8th Biennale of Sydney (curated by Rene Block). A major solo retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2000. Frank was included in the important recent survey exhibition, ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’ at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art in 2008. His paintings are held in every major public collection in Australia and in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe and the U.S. In 2005 Frank won The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria. A major new monograph on Frank’s work ‘So Far: the Art of Dale Frank 2005-1980’ was published in 2007. Frank has been selected for the 2010 Biennale of Sydney ‘The Beauty of Distance, Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age’, curated by David Elliott. Dale Frank has been exhibiting with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1982.

Works

Licensed to find Fault. The dust floated like CO2 in the rays of late light solidifying the otherwise empty atmosphere devoid of other meaning only exaggerating the already impossibly heavy weight of his waiting., 2009.

Born 1959, Dale Frank's career spans more than twenty years. In 1983, he was included in the exhibition Panorama della post - critica: critica ed arte at the Museo Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa along with Thomas Lawson and Anselm Kiefer (curated by Helena Kontova). In 1984 he was included in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. Returning to Australia, in 1990 he was included in the 8th Biennale of Sydney (curated by Rene Block)...