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Alan Franklin Art

British, b. 1964

Alan Franklin’s drawings and sculptures are a playful exploration of materials and processes, as well as of our perception. Proceeding from a simple strategy and at times the result of laborious repetition, he pursues his interest in chance and the unpredictable.

Even with apparent chaos there are rules, factors, and physics, which contribute to the muddled mayhem, but with a minimum of organization the structure of chaos is managed and an aesthetic appears. There is a quiet, meditative appreciation in the subtle variations and irregularities of repeated incidents, gestures and processes all of which he explores, through selections of colour and shape with random compositional strategies.

Alan has an MA (Fine Art) from Goldsmiths College (1983) and has since exhibited his work on an international arena from London to Japan. His residencies have taken him all over the world from Iceland, Poland, Morocco to the Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.

(Biography provided by Joanna Bryant Projects)
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PS #31: Assemblage wall sculpture by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
PS#31, 2019, Mixed media wall sculpture, by Alan Franklin A sculpture based on theories of randomness and chance but with a playful element, bringing to mind the idea of childs play...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Metal

Eight by Four (Variation): Sculpture by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Eight by Four (Variation), 1994, MDF, iron wire, 96 1/10 × 48 × 2/5 in; 244 × 122 × 1 cm (variable) Alan Franklin’s drawings and sculptures are a playful exploration of materials an...
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1990s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Iron, Wire

PS #21: Assemblage wall sculpture by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
PS#21, 2017, Painted wood, 11 4/5 × 11 2/5 × 1 3/5 in, 30 × 29 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin A hand-painted wooden sculpture based on theories of randomness and chance but with a playful...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Plywood, Paint

Drawing #158XXL: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
This is one of Alan’s larger original drawings. Alan is interested in the ideas of repetition and variation and sets up rules, whilst looking with interest at the natural wobbles th...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #147s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #147s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #164XXL: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
This is one of Alan’s larger original drawings. Alan is interested in the ideas of repetition and variation and sets up rules, whilst looking with interest at the natural wobbles th...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Graphite

Cut Out #179SM (series): Collaged Abstract Drawing by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Cut Out (Series) 179SM, 2018, Graphite, ink and cut out paper, (unframed), 16 9/10 × 16 9/10 × 1 3/5 in; 43 × 43 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin This is one of Alan’s sculptural drawings u...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Graphite

Cut Out #178SM (series): Collaged Abstract Drawing by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Cut Out (Series) 178SM, 2018, Graphite, ink and cut out paper, (unframed), 16 9/10 × 16 9/10 × 1 3/5 in; 43 × 43 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin This is one of Alan’s sculptural drawings u...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite, Archival Ink

Drawing #146s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #146s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Cut Out #177SM (series): Collaged Abstract Drawing by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Cut Out (Series) 177SM, 2018, Graphite and cut out paper, (unframed), 16 9/10 × 16 9/10 × 1 3/5 in; 43 × 43 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin This is one of Alan’s sculptural drawings using ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Cut Out #176SM (series): Collaged drawing by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Cut Out (Series) 176SM, 2018, Graphite and cut out paper, (unframed), 16 9/10 × 16 9/10 × 1 3/5 in; 43 × 43 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin This is one of Alan’s sculptural drawings using ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Graphite, Archival Paper

Drawing #152s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #152s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Pen and graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Felt Pen, Graphite, Archival Paper

Drawing #155s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #155s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #156s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #156s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Cut Out #173SM (series): Collaged drawing in Ink by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Cut Out (Series) 175SM, 2018, Ink and cut out paper, 16 9/10 × 16 9/10 × 1 3/5 in; 43 × 43 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin This is one of Alan’s sculptural drawings using cut out paper lay...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Gel Pen

Drawing #153s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #153s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Pen and graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Felt Pen, Graphite

Drawing #164s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #164s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite and ink on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Felt Pen, Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #154s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #154s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Graphite, Archival Paper

Drawing #64L: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #64L, 2012, Pen and paint on paper (framed), 80 × 80 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is a framed work by the sculptor and artist, Alan Franklin. Alan is i...
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2010s Minimalist Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Acrylic, Pen

Cut Out #174SM (series): Collaged drawing in Ink by Alan Franklin
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Cut Out (Series) 174SM, 2018, Ink and cut out paper, 16 9/10 × 16 9/10 × 1 3/5 in; 43 × 43 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin This is one of Alan’s sculptural drawings using cut out paper lay...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Gel Pen

Drawing #151s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #151s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Pen and graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Felt Pen, Graphite

Drawing #128s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #128s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Graphite, Archival Paper

Drawing #150s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #150s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Pen and graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite, Felt Pen

Drawing #134s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #134s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper with red biro (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #132s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #132s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite and gel pen on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is f...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Gel Pen, Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #124s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #124s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #123s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #123s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #122s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #122s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #143s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #143s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite, pen and crayon on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Crayon, Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #138s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #138s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Graphite, Archival Paper

Drawing #139s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #139s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Ink and graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Drawing #129s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #129s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #145s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #145s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #137s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #137s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #148s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #148s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #126s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #126s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Paper, Graphite

Drawing #144s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #144s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on pa...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Graphite, Crayon, Archival Paper

Drawing #140s: by Alan Franklin, British artist and sculptor
By Alan Franklin
Located in London, Hertfordshire
Drawing #140s from a portfolio of 33 Drawings, 2016-18, Ink on paper (unframed), 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in; 35 × 35 cm by Alan Franklin This original drawing on paper is from a portfolio o...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Alan Franklin Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

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