Frank Hollywood is an esteemed Dutch contemporary artist. Frank studied at the St. Joost academy of art in Breda, the Netherlands, where he early on sought out the boundaries of autonomous and commercial art. His works explore the tensions between the past, present, and future.
Not interested in simply reimagining the past, Frank draws on a collective visual memory of the past, to present us with something truly new and exceptional.
Similar to the renaissance masters, his visceral works are fraught with allegorical symbols. However, within Frank’s works, the symbols are entirely modern.
In the spirit of the old masters, Frank also aims to be an archetype of the Modern Renaissance artist, the “uomo universale”. Not limited to one specific medium or technique, his body of works range from oil paintings to marble sculptures. Using a range of mediums he sees fit to convey his message.
His highly sought-after techniques have certainly garnered the attention of the ar t world.
Frank is originally from Amsterdam and has permanent representation from art galleries in Amsterdam and Barcelona. Frank has exhibited throughout Europe in major leading galleries and has shown in many prestigious art fairs.
Frank Hollywood: “History likes to repeat itself. Our age is one of self-indulgence and it has a lot of parallels with the 1 7th century and late 19th century. Globalization and the technological revolution have generated unprecedented opportunities, both positive and negative. Vanity is no longer immoral or perverse; instead, it is considered a virtue to be rewarded with likes!”