Artist: Sebastian Fransz
Location: 1 Fosters Road, Keilor Park
Coastal European scenes are referenced paying tribute to the various cultural backgrounds of the local community and traders in this classic euro painting motif. This work was created to reference the European settlement and the food and culture that the community brought to the area. Bread is a reference to the bakery, and also a symbol of staples like wheat, which so deeply linked to human culture. Similarly, the bottle represents oil, wine, water, storage. A mortar and pestle features as reference to both the pharmacy, and also food, so central to all cultures. The roller door serves to deepen the perspective, so that, coupled with the very close foreground elements, the viewer feels they are inside this intimate scene, looking out to a classic Mediterranean landscape. The steam rising from the bowl evokes the warmth and comfort of cooked food, and emphasise the intimacy of the image.
About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.