Dale Frank is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists and has shown extensively in Australia, Europe, and the United States of America for the past three decades. Capturing an exhilarating abandon and experimentation and an insistence on experiencing the present, Frank erodes the barrier between the viewer’s present and the painter’s past, between the now of looking and the then of making. Each work is a cosmos which the viewer orbits, gets high and responds to. Frank is aware of how sensation can lead to hysteria, to depression, to joy. And like a voyeuristic surveillance his paintings seduce and repel the viewer and are as much cerebral as they are visual. By sheer virtuosity, the paintings indulge our scrutiny and tease out our secrets and desires.
His work is held in major international and Australian collections including: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; First National Bank of Chicago Collection, Chicago; Westpac Collection, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Zürich Kunsthaus, Zürich; Musée de la viIIe de Liège, Liège; Trans-Art Collection, Milan; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; UBS Art Collection, Sydney & Melbourne; National Gallery of New Zealand, Wellington; Auckland City Gallery, Auckland; & The Chartwell Collection, New Zealand.