Dale Frank

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Dale Frank is a contemporary Australian artist. Best known for his colorful paintings, he also works with sculpture, performance, and installation, all of which adhere closely to his unique mode of biomorphic abstraction. Composed of a series of pours, drips, and marks, Frank’s compositions meld to create images fluctuating between representation and abstraction. Born in New South Wales, Australia in 1959, he left his home country in 1968 to pursue his art career in Europe and the United States. Frank began working with performance and later invoked themes of spectacle productions, such as pool championships, hypnotism, and DJ sets. Frank’s artwork has gained international acclaim, including solo exhibitions at the MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York in 1981 and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2000.