JOHN FRANZEN

Each Line One Breath, 2018. Rotulador fino sobre papel, 122 x 162 cm. Cortesía: Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Lieja

JOHN FRANZEN

Aachen, Germany, 1981

Presented by YOKO UHODA GALLERY

In Franzen’s art, the performative act of creation is of a great importance itself. It becomes a ritual bridging the creator and observer, life and death, beginning and end, god and humans, existence and non-existence, to unify ne with the cosmos.
In his work Each Line One Breath. the linear structure is based upon the human-line algorithm. The works induce both mechanical and organic connotations: the quasi-automatic pattern (each line is a reflection of the previous one) is dictated by the breathing rate. The irregularities within the structure result from the externalisation of artist’s emotions.