I work in gouache, oils and watercolors. I started on 22x30 Arches paper and eventually graduated to 44x60 hot press watercolor paper, cut from 10-yard rolls. In 2010 I began to explore watercolors and oils in a small postcard size format. Both of these two formats gave me enormous freedom to explore a number of themes, figural, spatial and abstract, working at a scales that draws the viewer deep into the subject.
I am less interested in what my original intentions were for each piece because they always evolve in the process.  I am more interested in what the viewer sees and how he or she interprets it.  I aim for ambiguity, mystery, the blur of a moment, a glimpse of something lost in the passing of everyday life. Sometimes the subject is abstract and still, sometimes it's suffuse with motion.  A passing bus stop or train, an imploding building,  a half empty apartment. Here now and then gone. Each work is an attempt at invention and the transformation of that moment. 

I work in black & white and color. I work with brush, sponge, paper towel and my hands. My works have also been three dimensional, in bas relief composed of rags, glue and paint.  
I am inspired by imagery  captured in photographs, torn from newsprint or drawn purely from my imagination - attempting to capture something that  is haunting, touching, provocative and true.

Frank Lupo, 2020
New York, NY 

Curriculum Vitae

Born, Buffalo  1950
1968- 1974  University of Cincinnati
1980-1983   Yale University
Group Exhibitions

2016   The Opus Project  Space:  Opus Due Group Exhibition 
           New York,  New York 

2013  Cut 'n' Paste: From Architectural  Assemblage to Collage City 
          The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y

2012   Current Works:                       
          Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

2012   A Show of Heads                       
          The Limner Gallery, Hudson, N.Y

2010  18th Annual Juried Exhibition,
          Bowery Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2010   Building Collections:                       
          The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.

2010  Cause and Affection,
          Lift Truck Project, Croton Falls, N.Y.
1999 The Un  Private House Exhibition 
         The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.

1985  Venice Biennale,  Venice Italy
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