Franko Tencic - Botanical Painting 3, 2020 (detail)

Franko Tencic / Franko Tenčić

Abstract Art

November 30, 2020

Franko Tencic (Franko Tenčić) is a Croatian contemporary artist who creates vibrant, layered abstract paintings in which biomorphic shapes, natural forms, and calligraphic marks seem to float within dreamlike, radiating worlds of color. Self-taught, he works in a range of mediums, including spray paint, acrylics, and graphite, constructing entangled, writhing compositions that swarm with primordial abundance. Tencic cites nature and its positive and creative power as his biggest influence. His entire oeuvre can be brought under the common denominator: “affirmation of the affirmative.” Although a bit paradoxical, it is about the affirmation of qualities and values that offer hope and belief and make essence and performance meaningful and purposeful. Born in Pula, Franko Tencic has exhibited his work extensively in Croatia, and his paintings are included in numerous private collections around the world.

Featured image: Franko Tencic - Botanical Painting 3, 2020 (detail). Acrylic, pencil, ink, pastel and watercolor on Fibran board. 35 4/5 × 49 3/5 × 1 4/5 in. 91 × 126 × 4.5 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy IdeelArt