CALL ME FRANK

JOHN & JANE DOE





J O H N  &  J A N E   D O E

Liquid plexiglass, pigment, plexiglass, aluminium, PVC Foam and wood
During the late sixties and early seventies, photorealist artists attempted to reproduce photographs using various media. The John and Jane Doe portraits are Franks attempt to challenge a reproduction tool of his age: computer developed printed images.
The John and Jane doe portraits aren’t just striking portraits, or a result of new painting techniques on plexiglass. They represent the battle of man vs. machine. Nowadays, almost everything can be made by machines, and Frank challenges himself to deliver the same results to prove that modern technology isn’t always the best answer. Even though the aesthetic difference between printed work and handmade work is small, the added value of time, effort and passion that go into the second make a greater work of art.
Each piece takes approximately 3 months to make from start to finish, due to the labour intensive technique. That’s why these portraits are limited in availability.












Exhibitions

  • Belgium, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Kuwait, Switzerland, Brasil, Singapore

  • DELA Kunstcollectie






SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
  • Take your best shot at being Frank, Cube Gallery Art fair happening (Lille FR)
  • John & Jane Doe at Art.fair Cologne , Die Kunstgalerie (Cologne GER)
2015

  • Reflections of Imperfections, Die Künstgalerie Art Fair happening (Cologne, GER)
  • Call Me Frank New Works, Die Kunstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)£
2014

  • Call Me Frank Focus, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • "Break glass in case of short sightedness", Die Künstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)
2013

  • Call Me Frank Solo, Galerie Stéphane Klein, (Paris,FRA)
  • "Does this turn you on?", Pili Pili Art Gallery, (Knokke,BEL)
2012

  • "Project Warfume Agent", Pili Pili Art Gallery, (Knokke,BEL)
  • "Insomnia is my inspiration", Die Kunstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)
  • "Just Call Me Frank", Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • Solo exhibition, Luxecorp, (Paris,FRA)
2011

  • "Rumour, Discussion, Argument and Fantasy", Pili Pili Art Gallery, (Knokke,BEL)





GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • ST-ART, Macadam Gallery (Strasbourg, FR)
  • Artup Lille, Cube Gallery (Lille, FR)
  • Art Breda, Galerie Van Campen & Rochus (Breda, NL)
  • AAF New York, Cube Gallery (New York, USA)
  • Context New York, Cube Gallery (New York, USA)

2015

  • Domein De Cellen, Arte Cloud, (Oostkamp,BEL)
  • AAF Hamburg, Matthew Youens Gallery, (Hamburg, GER)
  • C.A.R. Fair, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Essen, GER)
  • Reflections of Imperfections, Art Fair Cologne, Die Künstgalerie (Cologne, GER)
  • Call Me Frank New Works, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Knokke,BEL)
  • Call Me Frank New Works, Arte Cloud, (Gent,BEL)
  • AAF New York, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • Art Up!, Macadam Gallery, (Lille,FRA)
  • Antiques & Art Fair, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Luxemburg,LUX)
  • Realisme, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Amsterdam,NLD)

2014

  • Art fair Cologne, Die Kunstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)
  • Art Southampton, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • NIGHTSHOP, Arte Cloud, (Knokke,BEL)
  • AAF London Hampstead, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • AAF New York, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • Group Show, Artecloud, (Gent,BEL)
  • Eurantica, Van Campen & Rochtus, (Brussels,BEL)
  • AAF London Battersea park, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • Antiques & Art Fair, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Luxemburg,LUX)
2013

  • Opening, Galerie Ida, (Waregem,BEL)
  • Grand Hotel Reylof, ArteCloud, (Gent,BEL)
  • CONTEXT - Art Miami, Cube Gallery, (Miami,USA)
  • Art Gent, Arte Cloud, (Gent,BEL)
  • AAF Singapore, Cube Gallery, (Singapore,SGP)
  • AAF Hamburg, Cube Gallery, (Hamburg,DEU)
  • "Begeerte", Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Antwerp,BEL)
  • Classic event, Galerie Ida, (Kortrijk,BEL)
  • Art fair Cologne, Die Kunstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)
  • Southern Nevada museum of Fine Arts, (Nevada,USA)
  • Art Southampton, Cube Gallery, (Southampton, NY,USA)
  • Colors of Macadam #2, Macadam Gallery, (Brussels,BEL)
  • AAF London Hampstead, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • Bolder project 187, Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Antwerp,BEL)
  • AAF New York, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • Eurantica, Van Campen & Rochtus, (Brussels,BEL)
  • AAF Brussel, Cube Gallery, (Brussels,BEL)
  • Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, (Antwerp,BEL)
  • Art Palm Beach, Cube Gallery, (West Palm Beach, Florida,USA)
  • International Biennale Palermo Sicily, (Palermo,ITA)
2012

  • Eclectic Art Fair, Galerie Ida, (Brugges,BEL)
  • Art Gent, Ida Galerie, (Gent,BEL)
  • AAF Singapore, Cube Gallery, (Singapore,SGP)
  • Art fair Cologne, Die Kunstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)
  • AAF London Hampstead, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • AAF London Battersea park, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • Art Elysées, Galerie Stéphane Klein, (Paris,FRA)
  • AAF Stockholm, Cube Gallery, (Stockholm,SWE)
  • La nuit du Zoute, Pili Pili Art Gallery, (Knokke,BEL)
  • AAF New York, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • Chelsea art fair, Cube Gallery, (Chelsea, London,GBR)
  • AAF Brussels, Cube Gallery, (Brussels,BEL)
  • AAF Los Angeles, Cube Gallery, (Los Angeles,USA)
2011

  • Christmas show, Cube Gallery, (Bristol,GBR)
  • Art fair Cologne, Die Kunstgalerie, (Cologne,GER)
  • Art Toronto, Cube Gallery, (Toronto,CAN)
  • AAF London Battersea Park, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • AAF London Hampstead, Cube Gallery, (London,GBR)
  • AAF New York, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • Art Hamptons, Cube Gallery, (New York,USA)
  • AAF Bristol, Cube Gallery, (Bristol,GBR)
  • Art Chicago, Cube Gallery, (Chicago,USA)
  • Chelsea Art Fair, Cube Gallery, (Chelsea, Londen,GBR)
  • AAF Brussels, Pili Pili Art Gallery, (Brussels,BEL)
2010

  • Art Elysées, Galerie Stéphane Klein, (Paris,FRA)
  • AAF London, Art gallery 826, (London,GBR)
  • AAF Paris, Art gallery 826, (Paris,FRA)
  • Lille Art Fair, Art gallery 826, (Lille,FRA)
  • AAF Brussels, Art gallery 826, (Brussels,BEL)
2009

  • Lineart Ghent, Pili Pili Art Gallery, (Gent,BEL)







Biography





Frank, born 1986
Living and working Erembodegem Belgium



Call Me Frank is best known for his humorous paintings that make clever, ironic, and sometimes dark observations of everyday life. His deliberately clean yet dirty graphic style have an immediate and accessible appeal, while at the same time offering an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships.

For 6 years now Frank has been perfecting his distinctive style and technique on working with plexiglass, and in that time 3 prominent new ways of working with this material have been developed. The first is the technique he is best known for, the paintings on plexiglass, the second are his large scale portraits aka the John & Jane Doe Pieces. For his 3rd and latest technique he managed to perfectly combine stainless steel and plexiglass. The last 3 years he has been experimenting and developing a new way to flawlessly adhere the 2 materials with success. This resulted in one of his latest projects Reflections of Imperfections.

Frank works with a variety of mediums such as paints, plexiglass, steel, polymers, epoxy resins, polyester, wood, 3d print, photography, ceramics, recovered materials and so on. Moving from one material to the other with confidence, Frank states that his conceptual intentions are timeless where as tools or materials are always interchangeable.

The graphic elements in his work, more specifically his drawing style, come from his curricular background. He attended to schools like SISA Antwerp, KTA Bruges and St Lucas Ghent. The subjects in his work vary from portraits to more anecdotal topics. The artist will never hold himself back from choosing between the most divergent subjects that occupy him in his everyday life, even if they are controversial.

One of his goals is to be able to express his opinion freely using his work. This is reflected in his alias, that comes from the English expression ‘to be frank’, which means as much as being sincere and sometimes brutally honest.