New York, b.1978

Franz Klainsek

Franz Klainsek is a self-taught American artist of Cuban and Austrian descent. His work is physical and emotional - it resides in the space between body and mind, feeling and thought. Franz Klainsek addresses societal programming and its systematic effect on the human mind.

Large scale sculptures and installations often include references to man’s struggle to find Truth within a "programmed" society. His endurance art pieces bring awareness to societal issues that "cause suffering or keep us from being free." Klainsek uses art as a vehicle to express his Truth, seeing the work as an eye opener, "an awakening", to what is overseen, rejected, or “numbed.” The work is a raw and direct interpretation of Franz Klainsek’s studies of the subconscious mind and life experiences to date.

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Biography

Franz Klainsek is a self-taught American artist of Cuban and Austrian descent. His work is physical and emotional - it resides in the space between body and mind, feeling and thought. Franz Klainsek addresses societal programming and its systematic effect on the human mind.

Large scale sculptures and installations often include references to man’s struggle to find Truth within a "programmed" society. His endurance art pieces bring awareness to societal issues that "cause suffering or keep us from being free." Klainsek uses art as a vehicle to express his Truth, seeing the work as an eye opener, "an awakening", to what is overseen, rejected, or “numbed.” The work is a raw and direct interpretation of Franz Klainsek’s studies of the subconscious mind and life experiences to date.

Klainsek’s influences are profound while his questions remain primal and instinctive. What are we? Who are we and why are we here? A man who carves his own path. Franz is undeterred and sincere.

Franz Klainsek's work was recently presented by MANA Contemporary. His installation/performance “Presence” was featured as the “Must See” Exhibit of Art Basel Miami 2018, with interviews on CNN en Español and the front page of The Miami Herald.

Artworks

7

Untitled, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Body and Mind / Bold Composition / Contemporary American Art / Copper / Dark and Turbid Colors / Individual and Society / Installation / Large Scale Installation/Sculpture / New York / Primary Colors / Rough and Brave Brushstrokes / Sculpture / Self Taught Artist / Site-specific Installation / Social Issues / Steel / United States / Wall Painting / Wall Sculpture / Works on Wall / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Franz Klainsek: Chains, HG Contemporary Gallery, New York, New York

  • 2018

    Ad Astra: Installation show presented by Mana Contemporary in collaboration with Pinta Art Fair, Art Week Miami 2018

  • Rebirth: New York solo show presented by Philippe Hoerle - Guggenheim and HG Contemporary, Williamsburg, New York

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Franz Klainsek: Chains, HG Contemporary Gallery, New York, New York

  • 2018

    Ad Astra: Installation show presented by Mana Contemporary in collaboration with Pinta Art Fair, Art Week Miami 2018

  • Rebirth: New York solo show presented by Philippe Hoerle - Guggenheim and HG Contemporary, Williamsburg, New York

  • Group Show - Franz Klainsek, John Lennon, Natvar Bhavsar - The Brasswood Estate, Saint Helena, California

  • 2017

    More Soul, Exhibition, Miami Beach Art Basel, Miami, Florida

  • Words Meet Art, Exhibition and Artist Talk, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, New York, New York

  • Scope Art Show, New York, New York

  • Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida

  • 2016

    Art Basel Miami Beach Exhibition, Lincoln Road Satellite Gallery curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Miami, Florida

  • Modern Bridge, Museum of Aleksandre Chavchavadze, Tsinandali, Georgia

  • 2015

    Figurative Abstractions, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, New York, New York

  • Exhibition, Art Basel Collaboration with Aston Martin, The Miami Beach EDITION, Miami Beach, Florida

  • Group Show, Exhibition Benefiting Children in Syria - UNICEF Next Generation, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, New York, New York