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Warning: Jesus saves from all sin.

In times of

brutal compatibility

2018. 42X30cm, india ink on white rag paper.

Exhibited: Freakshow,

Match More Art Gallery, Chania, 2018.

Through the presentation of his visual work Freakshow, Antonis Frantzeskakis undermines with sneaky and subcutaneous sarcasm our everyday understanding of what is appropriate in our present standing symbolic order.

Behind his well designed nostalgic pictures of a a beautiful foregone era, the sharp subversions are camouflaged, those that the artist with a masterful programming places at the edge of our consiousness, ready to embroider our restless minds with simply praise the line, the writing, the tonality and the artist's form...

Instead of a foreword... I. N. Arhontakis

2014. 21X14cm.

India ink, pencils, acrylic

and collage

on white rag paper.

Private collection

2017. 42X30cm. India ink and acrylic on white rag paper.

Exhibited: Freakshow, Match More Art Gallery, Chania, 2018

   [...] Frantzeskakis’s pictures seem to be part of stories or so their elaborate titles indicate: Tell me you love me no matter what, We don’t need another hero, Love? I have nothing to offer except my own confusion. Yet, it is hard to take one’s eyes away from them, even if one is not aware of these stories. They have a mesmerizing effect because they present this cabinet of curiosities which is in urgent need of identification. Frantzeskakis chooses subjects which are yet to be identified, usually encountered in big cities, the refuge of all the odd people, or those that feel odd and would like to live in a place where nobody would bother. Via the encounter with these people, the viewer is obliged to make an effort to understand the world that is fast changing and in which none of the old certainties prevail.

 

Dr Constantinos Proimos, curator 

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Tell me you love me

no matter what!

2018. 42X30cm. India ink and acrylic

on white rag paper.

Exhibited: Freakshow,

Match More Art Gallery, Chania, 2018

Musée des idiots!

Ooh,

Avoid the WORDS.

2018. 42X30cm. India ink and acrylic on white rag paper.

Exhibited: Freakshow, Match More Art Gallery, Chania, 2018

2018. 42X30cm. India ink and acrylic

on white rag paper.

Exhibited: Freakshow,

Match More Art Gallery, Chania, 2018

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I just wanted to make people laugh...

2018. 42X30cm. India ink and acrylic on white rag paper.

Exhibited: Freakshow,Match More Art Gallery, Chania, 2018

About

The title track of Mingus 'The Clown' features Jean Shepard narrating a story about a clown attempting to please the world with his performances. In the process he finds a disturbing fact about humanity.

Mingus' thoughts on the composition

I felt happy one day. I was playing a little tune on the piano that sounded happy. Then I hit a dissonance that sounded sad, and I realized that the song had to have two parts, The story, as I told it first to Jean Shepherd, is about a clown who tried to please people – like most jazz musicians do – but whom nobody liked until he was dead.

Plan to broaden 

the killers tomorrow +++

Life Projects

2016. 42X30cm (11X11cm folded). India ink on white rag paper.

Cut-Up Poetry by William S. Burroughs.

Excerpt from the poem

DISH SOPRANO MADE THE NIGHT FOR SHE OVATION

2016. 42X30cm,

india ink and acrylics on white rag paper.

Exhibited:

Without weight, volume, dimensions, 

OMEN Art Gallery, Chania

AS Gallery, Heraklion and

ArtAthina 2016.

Pot is fun

2016. 42X30cm. India ink on white rag paper.

Exhibited:Without weight, volume,dimensions, 

OMEN Art Gallery, Chania, AS Gallery, Heraklion and ArtAthina 2016.

Private collection

We are all museums of fear

Excerpt from the Charles Bukowski poem

POEM FOR NOBODY

2016. 42X30cm, india ink and acrylics on white rag paper.

Exhibited:

Without weight, volume, dimensions, OMEN Art Gallery, Chania

AS Gallery, Heraklion and ArtAthina 2016.

Private collection

On the A. Ginsberg's haiku.

The madman emerges from the movies:

the street at lunchtime.