An instinctive and direct artist utilising performance, live art, installation and sculpture.
Franko B is an instinctive and direct artist whose unique consideration of himself and what it is to be human is internationally recognised in a practice that spans performance, live art, installation and sculpture. In a display containing newly commissioned work, Peter Scott Gallery presents an installation that focuses on the fate of animals, who for Franko B “represent the balance of life”.
There is darkness in the work, a sense of gothic terror and romance, but also a sense of new purpose for the objects and animals on display – they have been saved from demise and given a new lease of life. Furthermore the artist is present, prepared and presented like the other exhibits. Franko draws a line between himself and these animals, and shares their vulnerability in being on display. After all, “What difference is there?” Franko B asks, for whom “humans are animals with an ego and Gucci glasses.”
On Friday 21st October at 2pm we’re delighted to hold a talk, chaired by Dr Emile Devereaux from LICA, with Franko B in the Nuffield Theatre. Entry is free.