Thursday, February 14, 2008

John Franks

Quiero celebrar este horror de día de San Valentín (nunca he sido muy cariñosa) con un cuadro que compré a un amigo. John Franks es un artista polifacético. Sus dibujos son inconfundibles, sus cuadros de surf son dignos de echarles un vistazo. Además de todo eso, tiene un grupo, Smile, donde compone, canta, toca la guitarra... Y hace furor entre las chavalas!

I want to celebrate dreadful San Valentine's day (never been too affectionate, I'm afraid) with this painting I bought from a friend. John Franks is a versatile artist. His drawings and surf paintings are so unmistakable and worth checking. Plus he sings, writes and plays guitar in his band Smile... And he drives girls nuts!




I picked this painting cos it gives me a temporary sensation of passing happines. In a childish tone, it makes me giddy. You can tell he's an optimistic guy! I'm more of the dark side of relationships. My version for San Valentine's would be:

Elegí este cuadro por la sensación de momento efímero, de felicidad pasajera que me da. Casi en clave infantil, me da vértigo. Seguro que se nota, pero todo lo que hace es tan optimista! Yo es que soy más del lado oscuro de las relaciones. Mi versión de San Valentín sería ésta:

7 comments:

Maria said...

I really like your blog:) it's true what you said about that you see some similarities between our work!

Mallinkowa said...

Paintings are amazing and very true. :) Love has many faces.

Esti said...

Thank you both. I'll keep an eye on your work!

karin said...

The "Love hurts" drawing is funny and true I think. You looked on a painful thing with humour, that's great.

Magos Nava said...

Auch!!...e algún momento hemos quedado así...

Lindo el cuadro de tu amigo.

Saludos

yasu said...

they are beautiful drawings! Love hurts..yes..
Thanks for commenting on my blog!

pia said...

my goodness, these are so beautiful, and I LOVE that first drawing! you should enter it for my book, it would be perfect! really gorgeous, thanks for sharing your work.