Wrathchild (Japan)

2006 | 70 x 100 cm
acrylic colors on screen
printing board
This painting was partly inspired by the live version of the Iron Maiden song Wrathchild that was recorded in 1981 and released on the Maiden Japan album.

Faster and even more intensive than the studio version the track, as well as the rest of the album, displays an enthusiasm on behalf of the musicians that seems genuine and honest.

Playing the song while looking at the picture adds an additional dimension to it.

Piranha (Paul Baloff)

2006 | 70 x 100 cm
acrylic colors on screen printing board
An attempt at explaining the work: The painting above Piranha (Paul Baloff) is one of the pictures that could be called "heavy metal inspired art" in lack of a better term. It is dedicated - as its title implies - to the late Paul Baloff.
The question is if it is possible to catch the essence of someone you have never - or in this case only once, briefly - met in person.
The answer in my opinion is yes. Artists and especially performers such as musicians speak through their work and thus portraying someone on the basis of their work is justified.
The Exodus album Bonded by Blood was a milestone in the then radically new and exciting field of Thrash Metal (or Speed Metal as it was referred to at the time). The album itself conserves a period of time that I, for various reasons, hold very dear.

The latest pictures on Flickr


Modern times: I have set up a Flickr account in order to be able to show the latest paintings without delay and without any time consuming HTML antics. See www.flickr.com/photos/frankschroeder/ for details.

STUCKOMENTA II

The German Stuckists have done it again. The group exhibition STUCKOMENTA II which features the German Stuckists as well as two international members of the group, has opened in Lewenhagen, Germany.

For more information visit www.stuckismus.de/stuckomenta2.htm

Saatchi-A-GO-GO


The SAATCHI GALLERY has opened its online site to all artists. Jumping at the chance there is now a Frank Christopher Schroeder showcase to be found.

See here for details.

Cheers to Charles Saatchi. It seems he's coming around finally. He is probably fed up with yet another installation featuring dead animals. Way to go.

STUCKOMENTA I


The German Stuckists have finally gotten their act together and are doing their first exhibition together. Entitled STUCKOMENTA I it will mark the beginning of a planned series of group shows that will be held in various cities around Germany. The vernissage is on March, 24, 2006 in Hamburg. More info can be found here.