JOHN FRANZEN ARTWORK - ENTIRE CREATIVE OUTPUT

WHITE SCOPE 

STUDIO JOHN FRANZEN

EACH LINE ONE BREATH

During TEFAF Maastricht 2014

VIDEO

john-franzen:

EACH LINE ONE BREATH 

WHITE SCOPE DURING TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2014 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGbb3C5jONM&list=PLiwEoA7C5BmKm3-qz4mJqXSpM4pH0b12i

On the 10th of March, the artist John Franzen will open his studio WHITE SCOPE. 

His series of contemporary fine art drawings „EACH LINE ONE BREATH” aims at stimulating the viewer’s thoughts about what preceded the primordial elements of human existence. John Franzen examines humanness in its original forms, ranging from serenity in the darkness, to the singularity of ritualistic creation of artwork for arts sake.

The exhibition will remain open until the 30th of March.

+31 643 267 460

info@johnfranzen.com

www.johnfranzen.com

Video by: 

DANIEL VAN HAUTEN

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EACH LINE ONE BREATH 

WHITE SCOPE DURING TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2014 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGbb3C5jONM&list=PLiwEoA7C5BmKm3-qz4mJqXSpM4pH0b12i

On the 10th of March, the artist John Franzen will open his studio WHITE SCOPE. 

His series of contemporary fine art drawings „EACH LINE ONE BREATH” aims at stimulating the viewer’s thoughts about what preceded the primordial elements of human existence. John Franzen examines humanness in its original forms, ranging from serenity in the darkness, to the singularity of ritualistic creation of artwork for arts sake.

The exhibition will remain open until the 30th of March.

+31 643 267 460

info@johnfranzen.com

www.johnfranzen.com

Video by: 

DANIEL VAN HAUTEN

danielvanhauten.tumblr.com/

vimeo.com/beatbaboon‎

The first work of the new serie “Each Line One Breath” on a 2 mm copper-plate. 

Making of: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5OJ7XxoKwg&feature=youtu.be

Conceptual description:

EACH LINE ONE BREATH titles a limited edition of 50 freehand drawings of various materials, focusing on an artistic and graphic interpretation of evolution through the use of simple drawn lines. The edition starts from the premise that the initiation of any drawing, its fundamental prerequisite - a line - coincides with the most basic and transcendental state of life, the perception of breathing. 

In extent, I abstain from any kind of redundant artistic strategies such as figuration or the social, political, economic or cultural meaning within the work. By only focusing on a scientific framework and context, I aspire to reach that very bottom of essentiality I am looking for.

Starting with a straight line, I draw each following sequence by copying the character of the previous. 

I concentrate on breathing and focus on drawing the successor. Again and once more. Again and again.

In the process of drawing, my lines evolve into a kind of logarithmic pattern and layering, steered merely by aberrances and anomalies of human failure in contrast to the precision of a machine.

The resulting artworks are reminiscent of a wave-motion-pattern transporting energy through space-time, such as any electromagnetic wave, or the pattern of a DNA-replication.

Lines and layers are like a primordial code or anatomic pattern assembling, arranging and composing the manifestation of energy and matter.

Lines are everywhere to find. In waves of sound and light, in water and dunes, growth rings and lines of trees, skin and stratum, tree formations in the forest, the falling rain, the grass luffing in the wind.

The consecutive synthesis of lines bedded next to each other depicts an allegory to the stratification of constant transmission and fusion of matter. 

Any kind of an existence to me is the materialized conclusion of these very basic forces.

The draw-whrite-act as a meditation in which the human-universe-executer and the observer will achieve a kind of inner-worldly transcendence.  Shi Tao (Shih T’ao / Taochi) formulated the principle of one holistic brushstroke as a medium for the articulation of a non-dualistic cosmos.

PORTFOLIO WORK:

http://www.johnfranzen.com/start.html

PORTFOLIO DOWNLOAD:

http://johnfranzen.com/art/Portfolio.html

Making-of 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cL_f5QR29E

Making-of 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAz-a7K85yU

EACH LINE ONE BREATH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAz-a7K85yU

www.johnfranzen.com

http://art.saatchionline.com/invest-in-art/

EACH LINE ONE BREATH

"… When I draw, I draw the void. Not the line. I focus on the nothingness around the line.

It is a sort of meditation. My mind is clear. My focus is on the mere moment. 

There is only this one moment. Everything is still. 

Never thoughts are louder and feelings profounder than in this moment.

My mind transcends into bare presence. My personality becomes formless and nameless. 

With each breath the emptiness is filled more and more. 

With every line I get closer to my origin…”

"Each line one breath" titles a limited edition of 50 freehand drawings of each Material, which focuses on an artistic and graphic interpretation of evolution through the use of simple drawn lines.

The edition starts from the premise that the initiation of any drawing, its fundamental prerequisite - a line - coincides with the most basic and transcendental state of life, the perception of breathing.

Making of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cL_f5QR29E

Website: http://www.johnfranzen.com/art/PAST_%26_PRESENT.html

Purchase: http://www.saatchionline.com/collections/index/owner/163782

my graphical tribute to

Each Line One Breath: Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings By John Franzen | Colossal

John Franzen exhibition at KUNSTHALLE PLATOON in Berlin.

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