Looking at Franklin Collao’s practice, we find ways to articulate how the historic oppositional realms of abstraction and figuration may become queered. In his most recent body of work, the artist depicts the breaking down of barriers and the process of transition from one reality or symbolic system of truth into another. A recurrent image in the selection, is a galvanized chain link fence that has been clipped and pulled apart. Pictured on the other side of the violated fence, is a fluorescent dimension or a new frontier (somewhere between ideas of heaven and the feeling of “let’s disco”!). His imagining of a realm beyond the fence is rooted in a critique of those cultural constructs that cast his native Mexico into a culturally subaltern position to the United States.

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Franklin CollaoNew Frontiers (triptych), 2020Oil on cotton150 x 300 cm59 1/8 x 118 1/8 in€ 20,000.00

Franklin CollaoLittle Jump, 2019Oil on cotton150 x 100 cm59 1/8 x 39 3/8 in€ 8,000.00

Franklin CollaoQuantum Jump (yellow), 2019Oil on cotton60 x 40 cm23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in€ 4,000.00

Franklin CollaoQuantum Jump (green), 2019Oil on cotton60 x 40 cm23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in€ 4,000.00

Franklin CollaoQuantum Jump (blue), 2019Oil on cotton60 x 40 cm23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in€ 4,000.00

Franklin CollaoQuantum Jump (orange), 2019Oil on cotton60 x 40 cm23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in€ 4,000.00

Franklin CollaoOld Frontiers (diptych), 2019Oil on cottonEach10 x 12 cm4 x 4 3/4 in€ 2,500.00

Franklin CollaoSmoke in Paradise (diptych), 2020Oil on cottonEach10 x 10 cm4 x 4 in€ 2,500.00

Franklin CollaoHome, 2019Oil on cotton60 x 60 cm23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in€ 6,000.00

Franklin CollaoWindows 2020 (rainbow), 2020Oil on cotton, nylon detachable straps150 x 100 cm59 1/8 x 39 3/8 in€ 12,000.00

Franklin CollaoGreen Sun, 2020Oil on cotton100 x 100 cm39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in€ 8,000.00

Franklin CollaoWindows 2020 (green), 2020Oli on cotton, nylon detachable straps80 x 60 cm31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in€ 6,000.00

Franklin CollaoWindows 2020 (pink), 2020Oli on cotton, nylon detachable straps80 x 60 cm31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in€ 6,000.00

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