Franc Kaiser, born 1975, is a Swiss national residing in Shanghai, P.R. China, since nearly 20 years. He is a self-taught painter, working with acrylics on large cardboards, and creating haunting, realistic creatures, interspersed with fantastic tropes. His subject of choice are small domestic animals combined with grand surreal or sci-fi themes. He explores themes such as our repressed consciousness of the food chain and the ruthless biology of life.
Besides darker themes , there are plenty of satirical elements in his paintings, with references to 1970s sci-fi illustrators. Franc interprets "biology" as a vibrant force, both threatening and transcending. Although Chinese or Asian design elements are rarely found in his work, the subjects express just that "fish out of water" allegory. Franc's feeling and experience of living in a different, alien culture and context , reflecting both fascination and fear, opportunity and shortcomings.
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