Christian Franzen is a Los Angeles based painter primarily working with acrylic paint. His work focuses on found connections between work in the studio and consistent muses in his everyday life, including 1970’s concert videos, sci-fi films, Northern European Renaissance painting, and objects of significance. The connections between these different ideas often begin on a visual level. Then, throughout the introspective process of making, the links become much more personal as well as metaphorical. Upon completion, the works allude to motifs including faults of perception, human limitation, self-doubt, and personal desire. Franzen's work doesn’t contain an overarching message; however, hopes that viewers feel a sense of familiarity of indeterminate origin.