Wearing 3D glasses may not be your definition of cool but Frantz Kantor knows there is a certain magic in the 3D Anaglyph artworks of yesteryear.

A life-long fan of cartoons and pop-culture, his work has graced some of the biggest national newspapers in Australia yet his fascination with 3D art is a long way from the magazines of Mad or Penthouse.

Fascinated by the 3D glasses and artwork of a bygone era, he finds the retro appeal of these glasses endless. 3D Anaglyph using red and blue glasses, was the method used in the mid twentieth century for comics and drive-in Sci-fi movies.

“Today, modern software like Photoshop makes the old-time retro effect come alive in ways not seen before,” he says. This exhibition features more than 100 artworks of popular culture icons from comics, cartoons, horror and science fiction movies and television shows from the twentieth century to today.

Exhibiting works with icons and superheroes like 1966’s Batman, Captain America, Robby the Robot, Batgirl, John Snow and Daenerys Targaryen from the Game of Thrones, Mighty Mouse, the Phantom, as well as cartoon favourites like Roger Ramjet, Astro Boy, Gonzo from the Muppets, and television stars like Morticia Addams, daleks from Dr Who, there is art for everyone.

Featuring a range of twentieth century icons, this exhibition is a true work of dedication in an imaginative genre using a (now) very rare and fascinating technique. A show for the retro-lovers or pop-culture fans!


Artboy Gallery

Dates: 15 - 25 March 2018

Time: Monday & Wed to Friday- 10am to 6pm, see website for full details

Location: Artboy Gallery99 Greville Street, Prahran

Franz Kantor Productions Website

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