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110 ARTIST PROFILE Frank Slabbinck

Flock off, acrylic on canvas, 110 x 90 cm

Blue Lady, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Frank Slabbinck

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ombining collaged elements with paint, Frank Slabbinck’s fantastical paintings on paper and canvas are visually sculptural and often appear to be presented as blueprints for three dimensional works. The protagonists step outside of the confinements of the flat surface, surrounded by symbols, elements of fantasy and bright passages of colour; the artist’s message alternating between hope and concern for society. These combinations of bright colour, pattern and shapes are indeed also seen in his sculpture works, which are both familiar and uncanny. Sometimes part animal or human, other times totemic and reminiscent of other-worldly

memorials, the saturated colours change cynicism into humour, asking questions with no clear answer. Although often labelled as a surrealist, Slabbinck refuses to be tied to one genre or art movement; the main driving force behind his practice continues to be his own inexhaustible imagination. During his art career which spans across four decades, Slabbinck has exhibited work all over the world. He is based in Bruges, Belgium. frankslabbinck.be frank.slabbinck@telenet.be

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