The realistic floral still-lifes of American artist Craig Frankowski are colorful, bright, and completely unique. Frankowski’s masterful understanding of color, line, and form is given depth and dimensionality through the artist’s freeform canvases, which he builds and stretches into various shapes, thicknesses, and designs to achieve different effects. Canvases are alternately round, triangular, and tapered, and are often fastened together to create multidimensional forms. Frankowski expands on this by adding LED light effects, windows, and other elements that result in stunning designs that explore the physical aspects of the floral subjects we are all familiar with and the nuances of form that are all too easy to miss.
In addition, there are cubist elements in Frankowski’s style that serve to further flesh out his exploration of form and the way it responds to varying visual contexts and influences. His groundbreaking merging of realism and cubism enables a dynamic approach to traditional still-life that compels the viewer to peer deeper and experience the subject on an entire new level.
Craig Frankowski currently lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.