CHARAKTERISIERUNG
THE ABILITY OF SENSING THE NATURE OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE WORK OF FRANS EPPING. IN ADDITION THE ARTIST IS INSPIRED AND INFLUENCED BY FOREIGN CULTURES.


MATERIALS

BESIDES DIFFERENT COLORS, INK, CHALK AND CHARCOAL THE ARTIST USES ROPES, JUTE, OXIDIZED METAL, WOOD, GLAS, FABRICS, SAND, ASHES. IN SHORT: EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT CREATE A CERTAIN MOOD BY MEANS OF NATURAL MATERIALS.


METHOD OF WORK

STARTING FROM DIFFERENT MATERIALS HE GIVES SHAPE TO HIS EMOTIONS AND THOUGHTS. NOT FROM THE START BUT DURING THE CREATING PROCESS, COMPOSITIONS AND PICTURES DEVELOP. THESE ARE USED BY THE ARTIST TO ENTER INTO A DIALOG WITH THE VIEWER. ART BECOMES A MEANS OF COMMUNICATING.
THEMES

THEMES LIKE: "TRANSITORINESS", "LIFE AND DEATH", "DIFFERENCES IN CULTURES", "EXPERIENCES ON THE ROAD" AND "POLITICS" REFLECT THE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT OF THE ARTIST. NOT THROUGH WORDS BUT THROUGH PICTURES, THE ARTIST DEALS WITH THE PROBLEMS OF THIS WORLD. VERY OFTEN IN HIS WORK HE USES SYMBOLS, GIVING THEM NEW MEANINGS, CREATING NEW SIGHTS AND TRANSFERING UNIVERSAL VALUES, THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS INTO HIS WORKS OF ART.
THE STARTING POINT IS A DIALOG WITH THE USED MATERIALS. SIGNALS AND ASSOCIATIONS ARE THE FOCUS.