Frank Vogt plays with space and time in his photographic work. But his game is by no means innocent; images engraved in our memory are severely taken out of context. He paints with light and pixels and resists the traditional image. In this conflict, icons are abused or, on the contrary, brought back to life, making us to feel a strange and frightening feeling. Why are we always afraid of the unknown and would we rather stick to old traditions?
His work “Woman with a Red Collar”, based on the portrait of the Croes widow by Cornelis Verspronk (Rijksmuseum), was immediately sold out during its premiere at Art Breda. Antique enthusiasts, art historians and modern art collectors fell for it “en bloc”.
Frank Vogt challenges the viewer.