FREAK OUT!! Francien Krieg
Tell us about your current series.
At the moment I am working on a series of miniatures in antique frames. They are in reference to the old fashioned [hand] mirrors and reflect detailsof our selves as if you are looking in the mirror and you are being looked at. What is it you see? Vulnerability and strength, ugliness and beauty.
Do you remember the 1970’s and if so what are three highlights of that time frame for you?
I was born in 1973 so i was a small child those years, i know more about the eighties.But Staying alive was definitely very disco and and so was a Dutch group the Dolly Dots, i was a huge fan.IN the eighties i was going to the local disco were i experiences the real disco vibes, the dancefloor that lit up and boys standing at the sides checking out the girls.. I never forget how vulnerable I felt.
Tell us about the artwork you are submitting for the exhibition.
I show women who are strong but show their fragility at the same time.Expressive outgoing women who like to party .
Do you use photography as a reference for your artwork?
Yes I do. Mostly photography I take myself.
Do you listen to music while you work?
Most of the times I do. It can be from classical music to punk depending on the painting and the mood.
How do you see the current state of the art market in response to your body of work? (Is there a demand and is it selling?)
I try to have a large variety of sizes of work and noticed smaller works tend to sell more easily. But that doesn't make me stop painting large scales. I want to create what I want to show despite if it is selling or not. This way your work stays the most honest and that is what art should be.
Have you experience a eureka moment while working on the artwork for Freak Out?
Yes, I felt more loose to just try things. Just to have fun with it. Sometimes I can be a bit perseverant with my subject, in the thought of the disco era, just to have fun and party.
What collections would you like your work to end up in?
In collections or businesses whom are touched by my work .