Approved: 16.08.2006

David Frankel

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work begins with a process of drawing and photographing the subject, documenting and recording not only the visual aspects, but endeavouring to capture the particular 'experience' of being there. Using this gathered material, ideas are explored formally through experimentation and refinement within the studio to construct a body of work via numerous studies. The finished work is more

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  • Location: Ramsgate, South East

Biography

Concepts My work begins with a process of drawing and photographing the subject, documenting and recording not only the visual aspects, but endeavouring to capture the particular 'experience' of being there. Using this gathered material, ideas are explored formally through experimentation and refinement within the studio to construct a body of work via numerous studies. The finished work is more than just a representation of a place or aesthetic experience. Ultimately it is the atmosphere and physical presence of a place that I am drawn to depict , but my work is permeated with the idea of 'vanitas', the temporary nature of power and earthly glory. This underlying theme remains present in most of my work while the subject matter follows a more varied and speculative path, informed by the history of a site or area. I am drawn to places or objects that were once important and have been left behind by the advance of time. These sites can be in remote places or in the middle of a town; locations that exist just beyond our normal view. Past subjects have included the abandoned paraphernalia of two world wars, the lost villages of the highland clearances and disused industrial sites as well as more intimate subjects such as abandoned vehicles and domestic buildings. My interest is in the history of the man made landscape and the marks left on it by the cycle of aspiration and circumstance and how these marks remain as a witness to our passing. Collections Bury Art Gallery Majdanek State Museum, Lublin, Poland University of Brno, Brno, Czech Republic International Sculpture Park, Orlik, Czech Republic

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2010 - Departure Point, Sydney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 2008 - Sculpture exhibtion, 20/21 Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 2006 - Finis Gloria Mundi, Eastbridge Pilgrims Hospital, Canterbury 1999 - Reliquaries, Trinity Gallery, Tonbridge Wells Group exhibitions 2011 - Lower Lines Sculpture Park, Chatham Dock Yard, Chatham 2011 - New Sculpture, Landmark Gallery, Teddington 2009 - Manchester Academy Anniversery, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester 2008 - British Art Medal Society, Birmingham Institute of Art And Design, Birmingham 2008 - Life and Liberty, Westbourne Grove Artspace, London 2006 - Drawn To Ruin, Canterbury Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury 2005 - Against The Light, Gallery 47, London 2005 - Group Show, Gallery Oldham, Oldham 2005 - Sculpture At Canterbury, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury 2005 - Stations of the Cross, St. Mary's Old Church, London 2005 - To and From Sculpture, Metropol Gallery, Folkestone 2003 - Group Show, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester 2002 - RBS Summer Show 2001 - Group Sculpture Show, Ashton-under-Lyne Gallery 2001 - M.A.F.A., Portico Gallery, Manchester 2000 - Brook Gallery, Preston 2000 - CDAK, International Design Exhibition, Korgan Institute of Industrial Design, Seoul 2000 - Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Bury City Gallery 2000 - Stroud Open, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 1998 - Artists in Arms, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London 1998 - Peoples Sculpture Show II, Rochester 1998 - The Vauxhall Gardens, Norwich Gallery 1997 - Lets Face It, Black Swan Gallery, Frome 1996 - Conflict, Coventry Gallery, London 1996 - Symbols of Belief, Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff 1995 - Sculpture in the Gardens, Mount Ephraim, Canterbury Competitions, prizes and awards 2002 - Ted Roocroft Young Artist Award, Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Manchester 2000 - Bursary Award, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London 2000 - Manchester Academy Major Award, Manchester Academy Of Fine Art, Manchester 1999 - Keith Godwin Sculpture Award, Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Manchester 1995 - Christopher Alexander Drawing Award, Kent Institute Of Art And Design, Canterbury