"To challenge each brush stroke? think about every brush stroke? change the world in every brush stroke, a story that lives and changes as it is painted? I paint because time isn’t just short. It’s running out"

Frank Schroeder was born to a French mother and a West African father gaining a unique ethnicity spanning continents and divergent cultures.

His family moved to the Ivory Coast where he suffered through the First Ivorian Civil War. In 2004, his gallery in the Ivory Coast was ransacked in the aftermath of the revolt and all his pieces were destroyed. He found solace studying the philosophy, literature and artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries. He retreated to an inner creative world he describes as “dark and sometimes near death.”

It is these experiences that have driven Frank to create work inspired by mythology, reflection on human nature, philosophy, religion, poetry and the reflection about who we are and why we do what we do. His artwork often focused on revisiting classical and philosophical themes that have built our cultural and artistic identity, while developing a contemporary vision of these subjects.

Done in a scale typically reserved for historical painting, Frank’s work is fast, responsive and instinctive, featuring an array of mixed media, acrylic, pastel and even spray paint. His modernistic use of line combined with energetic colours and evocative Neo-expressionist style is layered with a uniquely patterned use of numbers and type that capture the gaze and encourage new experiences each time the work is examined.

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Artwork

Back to the Garden, Woodstock

Frank Schroeder Mixed media on stretched canvas £5995