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Concrete based artwork

I once read an article in Vogue where an artist being interviewed said something to the tune "I dont do backgrounds". As an artist that loves texture, of course I thought "what a lost opportunity!". After approx 2 years of trying and failing (because Im too lazy to go paint on train station walls), I have finally worked a mixture of Cement, Latex binder and a glue polymer that has allowed the troweling on of a product that looks and feels like a cement slab. This includes the edges so it really does look like a slab of concrete.

It sticks to Canvas like any texturing product, retains flexibility, strength and structure, yet remains totally rigid on the canvas. The canvas does NOT sag in any manner. It can handle the same (or more as it is concrete based!) types of consumer treatment such as any normal artwork including cleaning, lying flat, knocks etc.

It is only slightly heavier than a normal canvas and can be hung with traditional methods. For example there is about 3kgs of concrete base on a 160cm x 100cm troweled to thicknesses of about 7mm to 12mm.

I have long avoided doing the simple kind of street art stuff, without having a background that I considered worthy of such. If this were done on a plain canvas (even a textured one) it can tend to lack that authentic feel. Even fake rocks, though clever, still look like fake rocks. I have long believed that if you want something artistic to replicate a tactile object, it must be that "thing". I use dirt in my art if I want it to look grungy and dirty. I use water and sugar sprays when creating urban pop pieces if I want them to look like dirty water has run down the face of a painted wall.

I will be adding a new range to my Abstract art, Vintage book art and Urban pop art so stay tuned for a category soon "Concrete".

Industrial styling just made a new friend!

Happy trails Franko

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5 Responses

Tanya Hunter
Tanya Hunter

August 29, 2016

I agree totally about the background. I love building up layers and there is nothing more satisfying than getting your hands dirty. I was inspired by Carla Van den Berg from the Netherlands some years ago, to use a commercial putty (eg sellers rapid filler) and eggs shells. I just love texture and your canvases are amazing!

Jan
Jan

June 26, 2016

Love this new style. Can you please do more of the concrete based pieces to sell <$750. Loved the lady with the blue line across her eyes. Nudes unfortunately not for us. Look forward to buying more when available.

ARUN
ARUN

June 15, 2016

Hi frank it’s good to hear that you are trying new way of doing i am inspired and looking forward 2 see ur new ventures ☺

Franko
Franko

April 19, 2016

Thanks Jamie…..if there is anything I can help with, just let me know. Cheers Franko

Jamie
Jamie

April 19, 2016

Interesting concept on a new way of doing things. Look forward to seeing more and following new listings.

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Happy Trails, Franko!