Lot 220 - Archie Franks - Ghost Train
Pen on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Born in 1986 Archie Franks lives and works in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2012 and has been awarded the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting 2013 which enabled him to work fully funded in Rome at the British School at Rome for a year, and a Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2016 which consisted of financial support, a mentor scheme and a U.K wide touring show starting at Jerwood Space in London. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows both in the U.K and in Europe, including ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ for promising new graduates in 2013 as well as having contributed articles to publications ‘Garageland’ and ‘Arty’. His work has been positively reviewed in ‘Time Out’, ‘Critic’s choice in the Financial Times’, ‘Art Monthly’ ‘This is Tomorrow’ and ‘Fad magazine’ amongst others.
Royal Academy Schools 2009-12
City and Guilds of London Art School 2006-9
‘Wells art contemporary’ Wells 2022
‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’ The cello factory (with Aleph contemporary), London 2021
‘The stifled cry’ Aleph contemporary (online) 2021
‘MK Calling’ MK gallery Milton Keynes 2020
‘Wells art contemporary’ Wells 2019
‘Creekside open 2019-selected by Sacha Craddock’ APT Gallery London 2019
‘Creekside open 2019-selected by Brian Griffiths’ APT Gallery London 2019
‘Night Plinths’ Narrative Projects London 2018
‘Disintegration’ (solo) Salon London 2017
‘Dumb’ Mercer Chance London 2017
‘Jerwood Painting Fellowship show’ Jerwood Space, London (touring to Arts University Bournemouth, Cardiff Bay Arts 2016 and Norwich University 2017) 2016
‘Europa’ Transition gallery, London 2016
‘Carnival Glass’ Block 336, London 2015
'Bloomberg New Contemporaries' Spike Island Bristol and ICA London 2013
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I use imagery from popular culture, leisure and consumer culture and my own everyday and history and mix it in with grand eras of art history.
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