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Ian was born in 1979 and lives and works in Bristol, England. He graduated with honors from the University of the West of England.
Whether you’re initially taken in by the sweeping intensity and fluidity of his brushwork or find yourself caught up in the tales that unfold on his canvases, spending time with Ian Francis as he examines the chasm between the tangible details of the everyday and the Western media’s relentless narratives of sex, death, and celebrity is an all-consuming experience. His paintings, made up of oil, acrylic, ink, and his unique transfer process, at once celebrate and indict the plunder and perils of our contemporary moment, describing a world increasingly made up of spectacle, melodrama, and the expanding acceptance of second hand experience where the consequences of its own machinations flirt perilously on the horizon.
"Ian Francis is an incredibly talented painter that I am thrilled to be working with. I love everything about what he does, and love to discuss his process with him, just don't ever expect a short answer from Ian, for anything. He's definitely not a guy who loves to talk about himself, just everything he is doing is really thought out and a lot more planned then one may think. The stories he is telling, the emotion he is capturing in these dramatic works, they really are beautiful snapshots of another world."