Archie Franks, Bar Taps (Approach), 2015, oil on canvas, 51x66cm
Archie Franks’ paintings combine mundane domestic realities with the grandeur of art history. They are an attempt at juxtaposing the sublime and the paltry, or even the reconciling of the everyday with the magnificent. Motifs of animals and food are a constant, along with elements taken from the baroque and rococo periods. They are made using juicy, thick, decadent paint.
Archie Franks, Pigeon Fight, 2015, oil on canvas, 56x81cm