Ian Francis

Bristol / UK

Ian Francis is a British mixed-media artist from Bristol. Drawing and Painting on canvas he creates abstract scenes of colour and shapes which often feature individuals, either alone or in a group, which are placed to either interact with the surrounding drawn by Francis or are effected by it. Francis’ works have been featured as part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum 2017. […]

Biography / Ian Francis

Ian Francis is a British mixed-media artist from Bristol. Drawing and Painting on canvas he creates abstract scenes of colour and shapes which often feature individuals, either alone or in a group, which are placed to either interact with the surrounding drawn by Francis or are effected by it. Francis’ works have been featured as part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum 2017.

Influenced by a variety of pictures and visuals he sees throughout the day, Francis uses this stream of images to guide him to creating abstract, multi-layered and often grimy, dark and highly contrasted artworks. His compositions are built on a mash up of said visuals that he strips from their original meaning and story and weaves them into a new identity. Often combining different elements of older paintings he has done, they seem to form a multidimensional platform surrounded by en empty, black space. Holding a degree in illustration and an alumnus of the University of West England, Francis was heavily influenced by conceptual art and video installations of the 90s, a style that he works into his art by using gel to create a high contrast flat finish that resembles the effect of a high definition monitor.

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