Adele Frank’s twin work of art paintings all mirroring and paired up with an underlying applied art dress and often accompanied with jewelry. The paintings’ mirroring twin effect is enhanced by the application of a unique 3D crumpled sewing technique. In these work of arts the representational painting and the fashion design rather complement each other than shown as distant art forms.
The crumpled sewing paintings was first featured in her “Szép éhező” (Beautiful Starving or Starving Beauty) series. The series is about the female beauty ideal distorted and manipulated by economic interests. In a time when instead of positive fulfillment of womanhood fashion models die on the runways, and when hundreds of thousands of women undergo excruciating and unnecessary cosmetic procedures.
Her earlier works, such as the “Istennel sakkozás kockázata” (the risk of playing chess with God) or the „Modern Venus” series are also characterized by political and social criticism. Adele Frank’s latest series of paintings are called Flags. Inspired by Jasper Johns’ work, she used her crumpled sewing technique to create the portraits of the most eclatante women to their country as Queen Elizabeth II or Marilyn Monroe.
Furthermore the Artist’s self-portraits deal with two main concepts: First the Geisha Warrior, which is a supremal manifestation of the feminine and masculine attributes. Second the Geisha Bride, which is the latent paradox of femininity that has been put on a pedestal.
In June 2008 at the Aulich Art Gallery, in September 2010 at the Nádor Gallery, and in 2014 at the Nick & Art Gallery, the designer’s paintings were also exhibited in addition to her collections.