Links to the art, music, and films of the artist, Frank
Joseph Zirbel, are assembled below. Reach him by email here.
Art Sites: Artecomunicarte This Spanish website divides an artist's work into separate categories/mediums. I have works under
"engravings," "paintings," and "photography." When at the site's home page click on the
category of your choice (to the left) then put in my name "in the search by name of artist" slot, wait for
it to come up...then click on it. Each category must be visited independently.
www.shockproductions.com/SHOCKART Works from my "Infuencing Artist" Series: drawings, etchings, paintings.
www.americanfeverbook.com Seven of my drawings/prints appear within this landmark blog novel, AMERICAN
FEVER. The story is about love and pestilence in contemporary New York City. This is a very topical narrative
for a world devoured by the H1N1 flu epidemic. The author is Peter Christian Hall, film director/journalist. To
view all my works click on this link which will take you directly to the "gallery" page.
http://www.the-artists.org/portfolio/Frank-Zirbel This site out of Portugal
features drawings from my "exhibitionist" series, a body of work of and about the female nude. As Man
Ray has said, "The nude is always in fashion." Or as the great French author Alain Robbe-Grillet stated: "Women's
flesh has always played, no doubt, a great part in my dreams. Even when I am awake its images constantly beset me."
UNITY at http://www.nullozinejr.com/zine/?cat=32 is a line drawing comic/cartoon character
of mine invented in the mid 1980s in New York's East Village. Frames featuring PSYCHO were first published during this
same time period in the Houston, Texas free weekly arts/politics newspaper, PUBLIC NEWS. PSYCHO continued to be published through
the rest of the decade. There is a copy of the first book of PSYCHO drawings, "Psycho Unity's First Handbook
of Head Injury," in New York's Franklin Furnace museum, now part of the Museum of Modern Art's
artist book collection. This link takes you to
my nephew Glen Gillingham's "Null" zine where he is publishing the greatest hits of PSYCHO frames titled,
"Toxic Saliva (Psycho Unity's Greatest Fits)." Glen has been a fan of PSYCHO UNITY since childhood. So I find this
POST INDUSTRIAL SEX Narrative film/video, music by Mental Insect, directed by Zirbel. "The images
depict a floating mannequin man learning the rewards of making it in America. Programmed, mechanical, duplicated and cloned,
the inevitable progress and replication of mannequin man leads to the destruction of nature and war....The music....has an
unrelenting, industrial/dance bottom with a complex arrangement of horrific guitar riffs, and classically minded cello as
well as the sad, majestic violin of jazzist Johnny Frigo and high hat by drummer Barret Deems....." Dan Dinello
NEW CITY (This work was constructed from found footage into a six and a half minute story reflecting
on greed and the sad state of today's American Dream.)