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Frank Schroeder

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. 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.” In 2004, his gallery in the Ivory Coast was ransacked in the aftermath of the revolt and all his pieces were destroyed.

Frank's work is fast, responsive and instinctive, and is produced on canvas and cardboard. Given his ‘no time to lose’ mindset he favors acrylic because of its rapid drying time often overlaying this with oil pastels and sometimes spray paint.

His more recent work tells intricately woven stories of biblical themes and personal experience blended with psychological and emotional confessions. His modernistic use of line combined with energetic colors 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 engaged.

His work has often been compared to that of Picasso and Basquiat by a number of art critics. The tension in his pieces reveals a yearning for indulgence and absolution.

Naughty Dreads

Acrylic and mixed media

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Red Armchair

Acrylic and mixed media

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Acrylic and mixed media

Warm Day

Acrylic and mixed media

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Acrylic and mixed media

Deep Mind

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Acrylic and mixed media

Coloured Summer

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Acrylic and mixed media

Harvest Sun

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Acrylic and mixed media

Rainbow Day I

Acrylic and mixed media on linen

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Black Politics

Acrylic and mixed media on linen

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Master and Servant

Acrylic and mixed media on linen

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Cool Space

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Blue Forest

Acrylic and mixed media on linen

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Black Goddess

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Infinity Box

Acrylic and oil sticks on canvas

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Space Museum

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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The Remedy

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Intérieur Nuit

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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The Passion (Act 2)

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Key to the Century

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Bold Relationship

Mixed media on canvas

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Bar Fly

Mixed media on canvas

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Mixed media on canvas

The Sitting Angel Theory

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Pictures of Heaven and Hell

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Icarus (Unexpected Space)

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Jesus, His Mother, and the Samurai

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Empty Room (Full of Memories)

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Don't Forget to Fly

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By My Window

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The New Border

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The Madonna

Mixed media on canvas

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Waiting in Silence

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Electric Moment

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Half the World

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Cartoon Street

Acrylic, spray paint and stencils on cardboard

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Our Planet Green Again

Acrylic on canvas

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Strange Times

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas

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1st Hell Circle - Limbo

Acrylic and oil sticks on canvas

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Ubu King

Acrylic, collage and oil sticks on canvas

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Faust Damnation

Acrylic sticks and charcoal on canvas

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The Trial

Acrylic, collage and oil pastels on canvas

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Unmasked

Acrylic and oil sticks on canvas

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The Open Door

Acrylic on canvas

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Under The Red Tree

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Blue Box

Acrylic, pastels and chalk on canvas

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Ironic And Nervous

Acrylic, collage, stencils and spray paint on cardboard

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Mao Meets Spock

Acrylic, collage and stencils on canvas

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7 Sins: Envy

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas

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Duo

Acrylic, oil pastels and chalk on canvas

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7 Sins: Gluttony

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas

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Desolation Angel

Acrylic, wax and paper on canvas

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7 Sins: Pride

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas

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7 Sins: Sloth

Acrylic and collage on canvas (diptych)

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Woman With The Red Hair

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas

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Black Angel

Acrylic, oil stick and collage on canvas

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Black Mirror

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From The Black Window

Acrylic and pastels on canvas

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The Garden

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No Pornography Monkey

Acrylic, collage, stencils and oil pastels on canvas

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Glory Days

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Happy Jungle

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Two in Bed

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