Saturday, 2 June 2012

Ian Francis: 10,000 Years From Now

I've been waiting patiently since I was in Uni for a chance to see Ian Francis' work in the flesh, and his exhibition '10,000 Years From Now' at Lazarides was the impetus for my trip down to London, it was certainly worth the trip down! his work is simply stunning in the flesh!!
Exploring notions of the internet, celebrity, cinema, global fears & threats, pornography, the over saturation of the mass media, and thirst for news coverage of sex, death, war. Using vast and often empty landscapes, with hints of despair, melancholy and alienation Francis plays figurative elements against abstract backgrounds, using the act of painting as a way of processing the information gathered from internet binges and forging a world of escapism within his paintings. 

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