B i o g r a p h y
Fine Art photographer Frank van Driel [1966, Leiden, the Netherlands] holds a master's degree in Change Management and studied at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He grew up spending his summers at a family farm estate in Beekbergen. Here Frank was taught how to ride horses, hunt, fish and farm. With a keen eye for photography, he bought his first analogue Hasselblad camera at the age of 19, and printed his own black & white photographs.
After a short career at KPMG Management Consulting, Frank picked up his camera again and made a 180 degree change in 2001. He first worked as a commercial photographer for advertising campaigns and high-end portraits. Following his heart, he is a Fine Art photographer since 2012, and working mainly from his monumental studio in 's-Hertogenbosch, located in a former 15th century monastery.
Frank van Driel is inspired by the light and symbolism of Dutch and Flemish master painters of the 17th century. He plays with storytelling and 'The Art of Perception'. His serene, multi-layered series of contemporary still lifes and (nude) portraits connect past, present and future. The photographs also reflect a great passion for purity, history and nature. The extensive oeuvre of the visual artist is captured in an inspiring monograph, titled 'to be frank'.
The autonomous work of the photographer has been presented in museums, in the Netherlands and abroad, and at art fairs such as KunstRAI, PAN Amsterdam, Rotterdam Contemporary and TEFAF Maastricht. The Dutch artist exhibited in cities like Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hong Kong and London. His work is internationally awarded and included in the art collections of many private collectors and companies.
All Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered by the artist, and always accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.