When you say Frank Fleuren”, you cannot ignore the word Trompe L’oeil.
Which in French means “deception of the eye”. Frank’s “trompe l’oeil” paintings are meticulously detailed, a kind of visual game. His compositions are so cleverly designed that you have the feeling that you look at the objects and the attributes in the painting, as if they were real. Maybe glued to the panel. Only if you look very closely you will see that it is painted. Frank creates much more than just an illusion. He forces the viewer to take a second look and to a more intense involvement with the image.
The apparently realistic paintings present themselves as visual pitfalls that are mixed with fine humor and subtile allusions. Besides a hidden touch of sarcasm, emotion, poetry or humor with which he reflects his feelings and thus expresses his own unique approach. This results in a modern composition that in no other period could have been painted.