Someone to Love

Exhibition at Peter Scott Gallery [Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK]

(October - November 2011)

© 2015 Franko B and the contributors


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press release:

Franko B is an instinctive and direct artist whose unique consideration of himself and what it is to be human is internationally recognised in a practice that spans performance, live art, installation and sculpture. In a display containing newly commissioned work, Peter Scott Gallery presents an installation that focuses on the fate of animals, who for Franko B “represent the balance of life”.

There is darkness in the work, a sense of gothic terror and romance, but also a sense of new purpose for the objects and animals on display - they have been saved from demise and given a new lease of life.  Furthermore the artist is present, prepared and presented like the other exhibits. Franko draws a line between himself and these animals, and shares their vulnerability in being on display. After all, “What difference is there?” Franko B asks, for whom “humans are animals with an ego and Gucci glasses.” 

included works:

Love in Times of Pain >

Photographic Prints >


Franko B ‘Someone to Love’ >

Lucy Smalley (November 2011)

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