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Installation

Frank Balve’s visual language is explicit. Its overall tone is dark, its articulation clear, and its effect disturbing. Balve designs his images with paint, he builds them of stone or paper, he stages them for the camera, and he encapsulates them in language. In site- specific installations - often of museum-scale - he combines his works, creating spaces of experience with which the viewer must engage both physically and mentally with all his/her senses. The program of these theatrically conceived spaces - in the sense of Michael Fried - ranges from current social issues, such as the police state or the role of media, and violent and oppressive scenarios to surreal nightmarish scenes based on the artist’s personal memories. Frank Balve’s works are often inspired by literary works, from Dante to the Marquis de Sade, by mythological and biblical stories, and by masterpieces of classical painting, which he appropriates in a process of uninhibited analysis and translates in his own visual language. (...)

Anhöhe

Installation (room) | wood / textile / barbed wire | september 2017

Anlage | Kabine III

Installation (room) | wood / paper pulp / fence | february 2017

Menschenleer

Installation (room) | july / october 2016

Gerippe | sculpture | wood / acrylic / ash pigment | 113x660x233cm | july / october 2016

Ring 3 | video | 14 min. loop | woodbox 97x59x17cm | april 2013

Ohne Titel (Wind) | painting | paper pulp on canvas | 80x100cm | july 2016

Extraktion

Installation (room) | wall (wood / 8,80×7,00m) | ramp (wood / 6,50×1,50m) | cellar room (8,80×1,50m) | wood / steel / carpet / glas / paper / tiles / ash / plaster |  june 2015

Timber la Ruine

Installation (room / sound / video) | plaster / wood / ash / monitors / cement | august 2010 / july 2014

Box

Installation (room) | wood / paper / ash / carpet | december 2013

Cluster

Installation (room) | wood cabins on 700sqm / acrylic / lamps  | october 2013

Kabine 2

Installation (room / sound)

Kleiderleichen | sculpture | paper pulp / wood / clothes (textile) / lamps / ash | july 2013

Kabine 2 | house sculpture | 2,5x6m | july 2013 |

Park

Installation (room / sound) | 480 sqm |  april 2013

Shark | stone | 500x115x250mm | april 2013

Paperplastic | paper pulp | april 2013

Wheelchair | paper pulp | 1,2×0,8×0,5m | april 2013

Fragment

Installation (Raum / Sound / Video / Fotografie) | 8x2x4m | Papierzellstoff / Holz/ Fliesen / Metall / Leuchtkästen / Monitore | Oktober 2012

Bloc

Installation (Raum) | Holz / Textil / Stacheldraht | September 2017

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Installation (Raum / Licht / Video / Sound) 

Malerei | Papierplastiken 

Holz / Papier / Acryl / Wandfarben / Fliesen / Textil / Barockmöbel / Teppich | Mai 2012

Kabine 1

Installation (Raum) | Papierzellstoff / Plexiglas | Januar 2012

Seraph

Installation (Plastik) | 13,00×4,00m | Holz / Fliesen / Wandfarbe / Metall | November / Dezember 2011

Erster Gesang

Installation (Konzeptionelle Malerei | Acryl und Wandfarbe auf Leinwand | 42 Einzelteile | 15,00mx2,80×4,00m | Oktober 2011

Abteilung 2

Installation (Unterirdischer Raum) | 3x3x3m | Holz / Papier / Plexiglas | Juli 2011

Abteilung 1

Installation (Raum) | 3x3x3m | Holz / Papier / Stein / Glas | Juli 2011

The hide

Installation (Raum) | Holz / Textil / Stacheldraht | September 2017

Sirene

Installation (Raum / Sound / Video) | Markuskirche München | Frank Balve und Nico Kiese | Juni 2011

Work and progress

Performance | Wand mit Schaufenster (Holz / Glas) | Zweitägige Performance | Februar 2011

Room

Installation (Raum / Sound / Video) | Holz / Glas / Fernseher / Plastik / Acryl / Teppich / Stein / Papier | Frank Balve und Nico Kiese | Januar 2011

Lemniskate

Installation ( Raum / Video / Sound) | Video- 106 Minuten | Holz / Glas / Fernseher / Leichensäcke | Frank Balve und Nico Kiese | Januar 2011

Im kantigen Fels nach Farben graben

Installation ( Raum / Sound / Video) | Holz / Fernseher | Video- 68 Minuten | Kellerinstallation für das Video | Holzbox im Schaufenster | Frank Balve und Nico Kiese | Oktober 2010 

Drunk

Installation (Raum / Sound / Video) | Holz / Metall / Fernseher | Wand mit Fernsehern (8,00×4,50m) | Schiffswrack (6,0×2,50m) | Frank Balve und Nico Kiese | Juli 2010