• Carla Frank

    Carla Frank
    • Artist Statement
      • My art making is a process of finding peace.

        The process of monotype results in a positive and negative image, which speaks of the light/dark sides of life. Working in this print medium has given me the opportunity to develop more looseness in my style. A fascination of mine relates to the Buddhist idea of multiple perspectives. The monotype technique, which results in both positive and ghost prints, has allowed for my current exploration into light and dark, different views of the world.

        In addition, I realised that, just as in life we must learn to slice away distracting excess, so I could slice away the borders of my prints. This resulted in a focus on the essence of each image.
    • Biography
      • Although I am a jewellery maker by profession, once I began to make art more consciously a sense of wonder grew in me as I became aware of aspects of the natural landscape in our urban environment. Living in Johannesburg, considered a particularly harsh urban environment, I was surprised to find patches of beauty.
        I felt I could no longer ignore the call to make art. I fell in love with printmaking at Artist Proof Studio after doing an etching course, and was also introduced to the more painterly medium of monotype, which suited my wish to create skyscapes. Later I moved across to Chocolate Ink Studio and my imagery shifted to include trees and landscapes.

        Selected Exhibitions:

        2016
        Bidvest VIP Lounge Cape Town International Airport

        2014
        Cherie de Villiers Gallery , Hyde Park, Johannesburg

        2013
        Artist Proof Studio Exhibition, FNB  Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton
        exhibition curated by David Brown, Sandton Johannesburg

        2012
        Joint exhibition with Janjan Tshikhuthula at, Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg
        exhibition curated by David Brown,Sandton Johannesburg

    • Interview
      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
        Kerry Evans, Jakobus Cloppers and Herman Niebuhr.

        Which exhibition have you visited that has made the greatest impact on you and why?
        Non in particular, but going to Maboneng and seeing other peoples work just made me aware of how strong that pull was in me to create.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
        I find nature very inspiring.

        What do you like most about being an artist?

        The act of creating an image and honing my craft

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?

        I just work through it. Battling with an image and sticking with it generally has me producing my favorite work.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        Selling to Bidvest

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
        Just for people to stop and take a breather from their hectic pace.

        What are your plans for the coming year?
        Be more inspired, make more art!
  • Untitled II - Printmaking: Monotype by Carla Frank CARLA FRANK
    Untitled II
    Printmaking: Monotype / 24 x 36 cm
    $167
  • Untitled - Monotype by Carla Frank CARLA FRANK
    Untitled
    Monotype / 23 x 31 cm
    $167
  • Untitled (Diptych) - Monotype by Carla Frank CARLA FRANK
    Untitled (Diptych)
    Monotype / 36 x 50 cm
    $280
  • Night Journey, Fields Of Memory (Diptych) - Monotype Print by Carla Frank CARLA FRANK
    Night Journey, Fields Of Memory (Diptych)
    Monotype Print / 64 x 50 cm
    $280
  • Thoughts Come – And There Is Loneliness - Monotype Print by Carla Frank CARLA FRANK
    Thoughts Come – And There Is Loneliness
    Monotype Print / 31 x 26 cm
    $167
  • I Go, You Stay, Two Autumns (Diptych) - Monotype by Carla Frank CARLA FRANK
    I Go, You Stay, Two Autumns (Diptych)
    Monotype / 64 x 50 cm
    $280