John & Jane Doe
Liquid plexiglass, pigment, plexiglass, aluminium, PVC Foam and wood
During the late sixties and early seventies, photorealist artists attempted to reproduce photographs using various media. The John and Jane Doe portraits are Franks attempt to challenge a reproduction tool of his age: computer developed printed images.
The John and Jane doe portraits aren’t just striking portraits, or a result of new painting techniques on plexiglass. They represent the battle of man vs. machine. Nowadays, almost everything can be made by machines, and Frank challenges himself to deliver the same results to prove that modern technology isn’t always the best answer. Even though the aesthetic difference between printed work and handmade work is small, the added value of time, effort and passion that go into the second make a greater work of art.
Each piece takes approximately 3 months to make from start to finish, due to the labour intensive technique. That’s why these portraits are limited in availability.