Franck Gohier is a Darwin-based artist who has an extensive portfolio as a painter, sculptor and printmaker. His work is a genuine response to lived experiences and knowledge of Northern Australia – its people and natural environment, significant political and cultural events, and social history.
His new exhibition #Ozpop pays homage and a continuing lineage to Australian Pop Artists. Franck Gohier's smaller assemblage pieces in this exhibition hark back to a time in early Pop Art when the commodification and objectification of all popular culture, including the female form, was accepted as the norm.
In contrast, the new series of 10 larger paintings, continues Gohier's exploration of making women the protagonists within the narrative.
Franck Gohier’s artwork is steeped in his political and social consciousness. Satirical, politically and socially motivated his work is a reflection of society and its faults, frailties and triumphs.
"I do not place too much emphasis on explaining my paintings to an audience. Some are obvious, some are ambiguous, and others yet are totally absurdist. I do however invite the viewer to explore the visuals, to read the titles, to allow themselves to imagine what they may interpret the painting to be from their own subjectivity".
The exhibition is showing from 11th November to 19th December 2020 at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane.
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