Chawky Frenn

“I have always believed, and still believe, that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.”

“We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.” Nietzsche

Faced with my art, you enter my solitude, my search incarnate. My work is confrontation, not escape; introspection, not entertainment. My creative research is an active meditation, a private moment made public, an intimate space made collective. Through an image world, illusion meets reality and art may reveal truth. Here are records of my struggles to understand good and evil, ideals and facts, integrity and hypocrisy, peace and lust for power. To better understand our times, my work question both the sacred and the profane, examine dominant narratives, and give rise to repressed histories.

Art as a Bridge

Questioning established narratives and prevailing beliefs is often discredited and dismissed. Perceived realities stir my work and unveil unwanted truths. Our history is plagued with cruelty and hostilities, yet it is abundant with decency, compassion, and empathy. Because the timeless is manifest in the timely and the universal in the local, the urgency of everyday events inspire my art to be a bridge between cultures, religions, races, and classes. My paintings require your participation as they are about your world too, not just mine. I hope we engage in a dialogue leading us to be peace, hope, and light in a darkened world.