Matěj Frank is a visual artist currently based in Wrocław, Poland and Opava, Czech Republic. In his work he deals with a space in relation to time, motion, body and sound.
Although the base of his work lays in sculpture, he moves across different media, such as performance, drawing or sound art. Frank usually focuses on basic phenomena, processes it with his own sensitivity and then re-creates and re-presents it through own perspective. He finds the closest surrounding and its constant change as a main source for his work. He is interested in layering of information resulting in illegibility and confusion while keeping the simplicity of the form and/or process. He is also interested in conjunction of image and sound, and searches for new ways of listening to what is already known.
As a member of the cultural association Bludný kámen, Frank organizes exhibitions of contemporary art and experimental music concerts. Currently, he teaches at the Faculty of Sculpture at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. He participates in numerous national and international projects and exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Spain, Israel and Greece.
The sound increasingly attracts Frank’s recent attention. His residency project focuses on the relation of sound and certain space. The aim is to find and underline ordinary sounds of everyday life. The attention would be given to the places rich in natural noises of the urban space and landscape. To amplify them, the simple acoustic objects would be constructed based on acoustic locators used in pre-radar era. The form, scale and material will be chosen according to the conditions, surroundings and demands of a certain space.