Matt Franks

London based artist Matt Franks' sculptures are made from mass-produced industrial plastics and everyday manufacturing materials. They include a wide range of references to high art and popular culture. Franks hand carves large blocks of Styrofoam and sands them down over many hours to produce smoothly finished surfaces for his bizarre and humorous forms. Often creating imagery, which turns back on itself in meaning i.e.: static, almost biblical explosions such as 'Fooooom!!!, his work mocks the permanence of Sculpture today, therefore referencing the importance of a more ephemeral moment in his memory; cartoon and evolving.