Australian artist Dale Frank is a painter known for his evocative abstract works challenging the concept of painting. He is one of Australia’s most successful artists. His works, the results of a practice of more than 35 years, is aligned with some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary painters of today. His works are held in major collections worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Kunsthaus, Zurich and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
The genius of Frank’s practice lies in his ability to subvert the traditions of painting while also exposing and isolating the medium’s underlying conceptuality. He uses the universal languages of color, tone, and rhythm to engage with the viewer on a purely instinctual level, subconsciously enlisting his viewers as participants in his ongoing experiment with the potentiality of paint and surface. Frank’s singular vision combined with his masterly manipulation of the painted surface make his stunningly evocative compositions hypnotically beautiful, but also cerebrally engaging. (Forrest, N. 2014)