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.