Franta

Born in 1930 - Slovak Republic

BIOGRAPHY

Franta was born in 1930 in Trebic (Moravia), Czechoslovakia. His childhood and adolescence were marked by the political dramas of the time.

From 1948, he studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Brno (Moldova) and The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (where the teaching refocused on the academic purity of drawing the nude figure).

In 1958, he escaped to the West and after a agonizing stay in the refugee camps in West Germany, he finally joined Jacqueline, whom he had met during a study trip to Perugia. They married and settled in the Nice area.

The sense of exile and the encounter with early human suffering continue to live in his work. From 1968, he finally escaped the numerical "disfigurement" which constantly frames and limits ones understanding - so finally understanding the dramas of history and the human condition. The body always remains at the center of his research.

As a guest at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris for the exhibition "Mythologies Daily" he mixes with young artists such as Cueco and Klasen, who advocate a return to an effective painting, called Figuration Narrative.

Traveling extensively, he "discovered" Africa in 1980 for the first time. First the North African deserts, and then Black Africa, which reveals another civilization and the very origins of the earth perhaps.

From 1990 and to date, his art drew parrallels between the urban landscapes of the other Africa “the Bronx and Harlem”.

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EXHIBITIONS

2000
La Seyne sur mer Villa Tamaris
Paris La Hune Brenner
Düsseldorf Galerie Art 204

2001
Toulouse Espace Ecureuil
Melun Espace St.Jean

2002
Audiabac Ancienne Bastide
Menton Galerie d'Art Contemporain

2003
Saint Paul Galerie Bogena

2004
Marseille Lycée St Charles
Paris Galerie P.M. Vitoux

2005
Montbard Musée site Buffon
Düsseldorf Galerie Art 204
Marseille Espace Ecureuil

2007
Paris Espace Sévignè
Paris Galerie Marie Vitoux

2008
Beziers Musée Paul Riquet
Paris Galerie M.Vitoux

2009
Cesky Krumlov Musée Egon Schiele
Brno Musée de la Ville

2010
Le Mans Musée de Tessé
Le Mans La Collegiale St.Pierre-La-Cour

2011
Nançay, Galerie Capazza
Eysines, Centre d'art contemporain

2012
Paris, Galerie Marie Vitoux
Düsseldorf, Galerie ART 204
Prague, Musée Kampa
Prague, Nova Sin

2013
° Coustellet, Galerie 22
Saint Paul de Vence, Galerie Bogena
Mol, Art Point International

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