"Whereas the older work shows figures trapped in box-shaped buildings, suffering the claustrophobia of being unable to express their individuality, this later work is a flowering. It is as though the earlier figures have escaped to take the shape they were always meant to be. Franko likes to play and these, newer figures are the children of his imagination in the way that the children of his earlier work were the victims of the institutions that contained them. "
Scenes from a Past Life (2018-2020)
‘When I first found clay, it was the 1980s and I finally had a channel that wasn’t drugs or anger. I could express the image that was in my head, which is the same image I’m producing now. I recently set up my own studio. I can do things with my hands, I can get dirty, I can be a child. I can be light-hearted. It doesn’t matter.’
A collection of small works by Franko B, including ceramic sculptures, wall hangings and ceramic jewellery are available to buy online from FrankoBStudioUK.etsy.com (dispatching from the UK) and FrankoBStudioEU.etsy.com (dispatching from Italy). [Please note that deliveries between the EU and UK may be delayed by customs checks.]
Larger pieces - other works may sometimes be available. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.