Franz Ackermann

“Inspired by the phenomena of urban generation, globalism and cultural commodification, Franz Ackermann is a contemporary explorer, scavenging the world in search of exotica. His abstract paintings act as travelogues, recording his often tragicomic impressions of the locations he visits. Psychedelic explosions, toxic smog and flat-packed landscapes offer an apocalyptic view of an ever-shrinking world. Packaged with candy coloured pop graphics, Franz Ackermann’s paintings operate like international tourist logos, remapping the planet in user-friendly info-bytes for easy, if not palatable, consumption…” — Patricia Ellis