Ooh, Avoid the WORDS!
2018, 42X30cm, india ink and acrylic on white rag paper
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