Throughout his career, Frank’s study of the female nude has coincided with his investigation and appropriation of the line within the Abstract Expressionist tradition.

Artist Jan Frank has a stimulating show in New York’s Chelsea district that PSFK readers should check out. His drawings with ink on handmade linen paper took 7 months to create and the show is appropriately titles ‘Seven Months’. The press release says about the Manhattan based artist and his work:

Throughout his career, Frank’s study of the female nude has coincided with his investigation and appropriation of the line within the Abstract Expressionist tradition. The organic, winding lines in these drawings recall Willem de Kooning’s fragmented figures. Frank also cites the strong, early influence of Piet Mondrian, whose compositions taught him to value both positive and negative space. While acknowledging the deep art historical roots anchoring Frank’s practice, the art historian B.H. Friedman believed that “Whatever his influences…Frank is clearly an independent and original artist who celebrates important contemporary traditions leading to his unique images.”

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