When Videomapping Meets Painting: A Chat With Philipp Frank

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You will quickly realize that when experiencing one of his “videomural” artworks: Philipp is a one of a kind self-taught visual artist. Needless to say, we are big fans of his visionary approach to mixing technology with painting and stage design. Get to know him and learn more about his motivations and ideas. Meet Philipp Frank!


Your name?
Philipp Frank.

Where are you based?
Munich, Germany.

What are the main elements of your art?
Mind, body and soul. Spray paint, markers, camera, beamer.

Do you come from an artistic family?

What gets you up in the morning?
First the sun, and then all those ideas in my mind I want to realize…

Who or what inspires you?
Nature and pretty much everything that crosses my path. I am a very curious person and I find beauty and inspiration in almost anybody and anything.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
To not listen to pieces of advice.

Could you tell us something about the time you realized you are gifted in arts? Were you a kid or a grown-up at that time?
I was never that gifted, but more very motivated to do what I like…. Everything started with “insides” (tagging) when I was 11 years old. I really got on fire with 15 years old when I started writing graffiti.


How did you develop your craft: did you study arts or just figured it out on your own?
Figured it all out by myself.

How did you come up with the idea to unite videomapping with a mural?
My brother worked in a 3D videomapping agency and just for fun we mixed our skills in a experimental project.

How did you feel when you had finished your first videomural and saw it become alive?
It was so amazing, I had never seen something like this before. You need to see it live, the recap videos only give a small glimpse of the magic.

“I get feedback from people saying my artworks inspire them and make them feel good. I like that.”

What is the message you want people to get when they see your work?
I have no specific message. Just expressing the ideas and inspiration that run through me. Using my style in an intuitive approach to create. Mostly I get feedback from (random) people, saying my artworks inspire them and make them feel good. I like that.

What does the future hold for Philipp Frank?
More cross media experiments, taking full advantage of technology to create innovative artworks and concepts.

Interview conducted by Elmeri Ström.