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Danielle Frankenthal




Born in New York City to Belgian parents, abstract painter Danielle Frankenthal attended Brandeis University and the Art Students League of New York.


Her work is on canvases of acrylic resin, which are covered in paint and layered atop each other to create a brilliant, light-filled effect. The dynamic marks that comprise her multi-layered images stand away from the wall leaving a space behind the paintings. Walter Gropius, the famed Bauhaus architect and designer of the first glass sheathed structure, called the effect “simultaneity.” Light shines on the surface. Light shines through the surface. Light shines behind the surface.


Frankenthal’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.


Artist Statement


"All of my works are about all its valences:  as the specific light which is color; as the most humanly perceivable form of pure energy which allows us sight and as the great spiritual metaphor.


My formalistic concerns are mark and color over a strong albeit sometimes elusive substructure.  I paint on transparent acrylite layers to mimic the way adults see and to call their attention to that seeing which is through their cultural programming and life experiences.


The works are light interactive and change with the ambient light and the viewers position."


Artist CV


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