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Franky Ribot Art Works - Exhibition

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Franky Ribot Art Works - Exhibition

Time: August 12, 2018 at 8pm to August 19, 2018 at 11pm
Location: Aegean Center for the Fine Arts
Street: Market street
City/Town: Parikia
Event Type: exhibition/έκθεση
Latest Activity: Aug 8

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FRANKY RIBOT 

I was born in Dinard France in 1954. During my schooling I took drawing lessons at the École des Beaux Arts in Rennes. I later continued with a correspondence course in fine art, and also completed a sewing and modelling course, in order to become a fashion designer. 

In the 1970’s I moved to Cologne, Germany and worked as a costume designer for the Theater der Keller. I continuedto study as a teaching assistant at the Kunsthochschule (Fine Art School) , where I experimented with different techniques in painting.

I have lived on Paros for 28 years. Here I find inspiration as well as a wide variety of local materials (natural pigments, marble dust etc.)

I have exhibited my painting on several occasions, and in this show I am exhibiting my wood sculptures for the first time. I have always had an affinity with wood and threeyears ago I began working in this material. I use different types of wood, but eucalyptus wood has become the most prevalent. I like its colours and warmth. Each type of wood is unique, yet they all share, one could say, a family resemblance. I let myself be guided by the wood itself, its grain and appearance, and suddenly a form or an object will appear. In my work here there is a certain progression, beginning with the Kouros Modigliani , and ending with my latest piece, The Lady Tree.  In this linearity one can detect my movement and attraction to art nouveau I am addicted to wood, and have also worked extensively withfurniture pieces.

I am an autodidact; for most of the different media I use, I make my own tools. 

Finally, I want to say that this exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generosity and support of my friends. 

If you wish to see more of my work, please do not hesitate to contact me at:

(+30) 22840 24 706

(+30) 6985 936525

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