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Antonis Frantzeskakis

Elia Deligiannaki 76. 73134. Chania

[0030]2821086027. [0030]6976725407

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Some people must be punished!

2019. Clay, acrylics, metal, wood, textil, light and sound. 60X30x30cm.

In the toy Jack in the box or, in French, diable en boîte, a figure, usually a human clown, pops out of the metal or wooden box with a spring thrust while a melody is playing ...

In SOME PEOPLE MUST BE PUNISHED, our hero is exposed to public eye, he is alone towards a supposedly surprised audience. He is the hero of the circus of life that acts and creates incessantly with the sole aim of never looking at the great void, the void that causes terror, awe. He wants to move away at a safe distance, to love and to be loved with his weakness,

leaving, as a trace to his descendants, just a magnificent show, a charming illusion ...


(translated by Despoina Annitsaki)

Font used:

Bifur. Originally designed by A.M. Cassandre (Deberny & Peignot, 1929).

Digitally revived by Richard Kegler as P22 Bifur (IHOF/P22, 2004) with an added lowercase.

The title is inspired by

Michael Borremans’ work ‘The Swimming pool’ (left).

Borremans Michaël, 'The swimming pool' 34,0x28,2 cm, pencil, watercolour on cardboard, 2001
Courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Photographer Felix Tirry.

Don't leave me this way (group show),

Vout-O-Reenees Gallery, London, 7.11-30.11. 2019

IV Nikos Skepetzis Art Festival (group show),

Rethymno 2019

Krikos VII, Olivepress Art Factory, (group show)

Chania 2019

Mona Lisa's smile, Italian Center of Education,

Athens 2019


III Art Festival Nico Skepetzi, Rethymno,

October, Nonember 2019

Traces of life, KAM, Chania, January 2020

Curator: Chrysa Skepetzi


Pop Goes the Weasel (Traditional