SINGULARITY FLUX

Singularity Flux investigates how the void of the canvas is disrupted by the first brush stroke, and such must be considered the ‘first creational act’. It is the incarnation of energy, which has one meaning; the sheer strive for existence. The abrupt outburst of energy is an act of creation, while simultaneously, it is an act of destruction of the immaculate empty canvas.

 

The next step of Franzen’s methodological experimentation, towards the construction of a cosmology, is the analysis of the brush stroke. In order to do so, Franzen zooms into the construction of the brush stroke, with the use of ink, and different forms in which the ink can be applied on white paper. Like a scaling up instrument, the result gives a very close look at what a brush stroke is, visual interpretations and experimentations of ink on paper. If the line is the first thing one sees, the brush stroke is the first focus on the line. Similarly to how scientists look at the existence of atoms as one of the smallest components of matter, Singularity Flux is a meticulous and narrow look on the brush stroke, a practical analysis of the brush stroke.

 

Franzen considers that the analysis that results from Singularity Flux can serve to scrutinize the first creational act. The brush stroke is formed by the abrupt outburst of energy, the liberation of the ink on the white canvas.

 

Such a process is the beginning of the destruction of the immaculate canvas. However, this first outburst of energy can also be considered the most accurate look at the first creation of the line. The energy begins to flow, as the brushstroke represents and experiments with such stream of energy. Franzen concludes that energy is constantly moving, as Heraclitus already thought in the V century BC, the universe is formed by an ever-present change. Similarly to how one will never step of the same river twice, as the water constantly flows, the essential energy of the universe is in constant movement and such is the only real form and existence.

 

Franzen’s analysis can be divided in main forms: hits, and flux. Each of these forms represents a different flow of energy and are creational motifs in themselves. The hits are the  representation and analysis of a dot on the canvas, the simplest creation. Franzen hits the canvas with ink, until the creation is visible through a punctual explosion. The flux is the analysis of the linear energy stream. Similarly to how samurais can, with one move cut precisely whatever is meant to be cut, Franzen aims at representing and fully comprehending the one and first singularity of art in the universe. With Singularity Flux, Franzen creates unique art pieces that experiment new levels of the creational act on the white prenatal space.