John Franzen

John Franzen was born a single child in Germany and grew up in Belgium.  His childhood was marked by the constant changes of residence which resulted in lack of social connections.  The feeling of isolation led  to a withdrawal into his creative inner world. An intensive education at the Robert Schumann Technical Institute in eastern Belgium, with  20 hours of drawing classes per week, was the first step towards the future professional career. It was followed by a two-years-interlude, during which Franzen worked close to nature as a woodcutter and creative nature-pedagogue for children. In 2003 he continued the artistic education by entering the Art Academy in Maastricht. He concluded his education in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Currently Franzen is an independent artist working in Maastricht. Despite its universal character, his work is rooted in the private experience and results from deep self-reflectivity, conscious seclusion and devotion to art.

EXHIBITIONS

2012 SALON/1 – MAASTRICHT, NL
2012 DEPOT BASEL – BASEL, SWITZERLAND
2012 OSTRALE DRESDEN – DRESDEN, GER
2012 DE GLAZEN KAST – REKEM, BELGIUM
2013 SCOPE 13 – MAASTRICHT, NL
2013 GALERIE FREITAG 18.30 – AACHEN, GER
2013 GALLERY MORGEN CONTEMPORARY – BERLIN, GER
2014 KÜNSTLERHAUS DORTMUND – DORTMUND, GER
2014 MEDI ART – LUXEMBURG, LUX
2014 AAA AUCTION – AMSTERDAM, NL
2014 SHORTLISTED THFMF – LONDON, UK
2014 1st PLACE GOLDEN 15 – IEAA – DUBAI, ARAB. EMIRATES
2014 HAVOC – AMSTERDAM, NL
2015 MORGEN CONTEMPORARY – BERLIN, GER
2015 ONEIRO – PARIS MARAIS, FR
2015 ARTELLI GALLERY – ANTWERP B
2015 SPARKASSE – AACHEN GER
2015 ARUSHA GALLERY – EDINBURGH UK
2015 ART & ANTIQUES FAIR – HERTOGENBOSCH NL
2015 PARKVIEW GALLERY – HONG KONG
2015 ARUSHA GALLERY – EDINBURG UK
2015 DIXIT ALGORIZMI – BERLIN GER
2015 YOKO UHODA – LIEGE BE
2016 LONDON ART FAIR – LONDON UK
2016 PERRY KISH GALLERY – DURING TEFAF
2016 DE GLAZEN KAST – DURING TEFAF
2016 ART CENTRAL PARKVIEW GALLERY – HONG KONG
2016 YOKO UHODA GALLERY – LIEGE
2016 STRABAG AWARD NOMINATION
2016 1st PRIZE WINNER EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – DUBAI UAE
2016 GALERIE 121 – PARIS FR

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