29th exhibition of foryouandyourcustomers Munich: ‘White Appears’
Art critics like to compare the effect of his pictures on the viewer with a stage situation on which a play takes place. Franco Kappl himself describes his style as ‘gesturally abstract. As a painting that peels amorphous forms out of the canvas.’ Until February 2020, visitors to foryouandyourcustomers Munich can get their own impression of Franco Kappl’s work.
Franco Kappl’s abstract paintings are stages with intensive performances. Black paint creates space for a moving staging of painting: brightly shining – sometimes glistening, sometimes pensive – breakthroughs occur inside the picture, kidnapping into depths or formations that throw themselves into space, seem to grow out plastically. The white suddenly meets the dark, enjoys a strong appearance: expressive, dynamic, in wide colour swings, and then fades away, with a thin brush, graphic. Like dance, maybe? Music? Yes, and pompously, with fanfares! And just as quietly, in transparent streaks, dripping… And everything remains visible: the working process, the varied brushstroke, contrasts and breaks. Intention and chance. So every screen becomes a new adventure, a new journey.
Franco Kappl (*1962 in Klagenfurt on Lake Woerthersee) lives and works in Vienna and in summer in Klagenfurt. (Carola Conradt)