Born in 1959, Franck Benoualid has been a painter by passion since the late 1980s. Self-taught, he quickly found a personal way of working that allowed him to exhibit his work after only three years.
He has integrated various influences into his work for a number of years. Thus, if the iconography of his works is essentially devoted to women, often with a triumphant femininity, the memory of Francis Bacon and his nightmarish visions seems to be more and more present in his paintings.
Tortured poses, cruel torments, silent screams. The relationship between the sculptural but expressive figures and the coloured backgrounds, which often have no continuity with them, also seems characteristic, as do the white streaks, suggesting violent movement or organic spurts. Unless it is a sort of dreamlike patina that sends these scenes back into a decidedly unreal world.