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Frank Schroeder

Emerging from a tumultuous childhood and a soul-crushing artistic debut, Schroeder’s work explodes with vibrancy of colour and breadth of expression. In his paintings, Schroeder struggles with the dichotomy of decadence and decorum. The tension in these pieces reveals his yearning for indulgence but also for absolution. An unforgiving intellect probes the realm of the heart and soul.

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 reveal a yearning for indulgence and absolution.

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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Jesus, His Mother, and the Samurai

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Icarus (Unexpected Space)

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Half the World

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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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Nobody's Hero

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Bar Fly

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Bold Relationship

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Key to the Century

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The New Border

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The Passion (Act 2)

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Two in Bed

Mixed Media

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Infinity Box

Acrylic and oil sticks on canvas

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The Remedy

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Space Museum

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Black Goddess

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Intérieur Nuit

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Waiting in Silence

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The Madonna

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Our Planet Green Again

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Cartoon Street

Acrylic, spray paint and stencils on cardboard

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Electric Moment

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Strange Times

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas

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1st Hell Circle - Limbo

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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

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The Open Door

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Under The Red Tree

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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

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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

Acrylic and pastels on canvas

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