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Beauty and 'movement' are a constant guide in the expression of his (bronze) images which always
The female figures are challenging and draw the viewer as it were 'automatically' in their world. They
are silent and 'want' to be touched; posture and anatomy are essential. Even with his child characters
he creates a world that evokes recognition in the 'child' in the viewer:
"Before the image is created, I empathized with me all the 'image' that image should be." "Empathy
is the only way to display an image recognition that wants to express: search, empathy and take
away his tools to the image that I mean". "Especially with children figures stilled movement and the
search for extremes in stress my motivation." "In addition to the aesthetic side, I would also
mischievous and humorous side of life to express my images: let's say with a wink."
Frank began his artistic development during his training as a teacher at the Free School: color and
form he made himself 'own'. The course as a sculptor, he started at the Vrije Academie in Rotterdam
including teachers like Veri van Dormolen.
Gradually he developed his love of drama, theater and music. He also sings in a
chamber choir and ensemble ancient music. The classical and Renaissance are always recurring
source of inspiration for his sculptures: a contemporary sculptor he admires very Eddy Roos.
From 1992, there were assignments, and exhibitions also not failed to materialize. Many individuals
and companies found his studio. Besides the Netherlands, he is currently in Belgium increasingly in
the spotlight; at art fairs such as' s Hertogenbosch and Naarden, but also in Brussels, Namur and
Ghent and Antwerp to admire his work frequently. He recently realized for individuals from Moscow
and Cape Town a few bronzes.
For years he model modeling courses in our own workshop to individuals and also gives lectures and
leads workshops for business and individuals. He is also affiliated with the Center for Visual Art in
Rotterdam His depiction of people in motion, complete with simulated clothing and proper
musculature is virtuoso. The movements are sometimes gracefully, sometimes forcefully. But, the
figures are always in balance.
Do too Public procurement:
- Tijl Uilenspiegel the municipality Raalte and Moscow
- Horse "Seven Horseshoe" for the municipality Zevenhoven
- No hurdle too high "for the domain Chevetogne to Belgium
- Reliefs and ornamental sculptures for the pilgrimage church in Brielle
- "Skateboarder" for the municipality Almelo
Frank Stoopman is affiliated with the Center for Visual Art in Rotterdam
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