Ranging from installations with found objects to encaustic paintings and pencil drawings Jean Louis Frenk is best known for his colorful biomorphic ceramic sculptures. Born in Switzerland he was deeply influenced by the early works of Paul Klee, Miro and Picasso. When he first set foot into a ceramic studio, he found his preferred medium and solace in the grounding and uplifting qualities of clay. His spiritual approach to art is best expressed in his larger than life objects and images, which he sees as a portal to the transient world of his imagination. Always looking for new forms of expression his work now spans several decades of multifaceted integrated art forms, crossing the boundaries between colorful euphoria and monochromatic starkness.
Swiss, b.1962 in Lausanne, Switzerland, based in Brooklyn and Coxsackie, NY