About



A London-based fine artist, working with acrylics, textile, print, and sculpture.

I am exploring the concept of artificially imposing structure to organic elements through the extension of tangent lines.

The organic parts of a painting may be shapes drawn from observation, or they may be created through the unstructured use of colour. I then impose a geometric framework onto the image by extending tangent lines out of the corners in the composition. Each piece of work thus results in a tension between the organic and the geometric parts.

My motivation for this work is the experience of feeling the contrasts between rules and liberties in different aspects of life, whether these are laws and regulations, societal expectations, internal thought patterns, or even the laws of physics. I also apply this concept to my process, by adhering to a strict set of unique rules for the creation of each piece, while allowing some aspects to remain intuitive.

Although I wish to display these tensions, I also aim to invoke a sense of balance to reflect how we can live in harmony with rules. This is achieved through extending the tangent lines to visually subdue sharp corners, the careful choice of colour, and the meticulous placement of paint on the canvas.

Series

Exhibitions



Recent:

Art Number 23: A Work of Art! at the Old Biscuit Factory, 24-30 January 2019

Contemporary Art Fairs Windsor, 10-11 November 2018

Roy’s People Art Fair, 1-4 November 2018

Cylinder Gallery: The Visible Light and Colour at Menier Gallery, 21 August - 1 September 2018

Grid Art Fair, 27-29 April 2018



Publications:

Murze 3, December 2018

Contact



Stay in touch!

Instagram: @cosfranz

Email: info@cosfranz.com



In partnership with:

Beau Sala

Maggio Art Consultancy