Our most anticipated show of the year thus far opened in London this week at Lazarides and we had to make the trip down to see Ian Francis’ (featured) “Exodus”. We teased you a few images last week, but now we can bring you some shots from the opening of the paintings and charcoal pieces the show comprised of. The show is surprisingly Ian’s first London solo show, and it signals his departure from the UK to pastures new in the United States – hence [...]
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It’s almost time for Ian Francis (featured) to unveil his latest show “Exodus” this week at London’s Lazarides (Rathbone Place). To say that we are looking forward to the show is an understatement. From what we’ve seen so far, the show looks to be very strong as his dream weaving style touches on pop references with subjects like reporters, ghosts, opera houses, and even Macy’s. Ian also has more surprises for this show that we’ll reveal to you with our opening night coverage. For now check [...]
After tremendous showing in Australia (covered), AM favorite Ian Francis (featured) is about to have another exhibition in his home country. The show titled “Exodus” will be opening March 25th at Lazarides Rathbone Place. Stayed tune as we’ll get more info and pics for you leading up to the show. Discuss Ian Francis here. See our Studio Visit with Ian here.
Time for another peek inside a sketchbook. “Practice makes perfect” and if the old axiom is true then it may explain Ian Francis’ crazy skills with the brush. Ever the passionate artist, Ian is constantly honing his concepts and technique with sketches and studies. As AM observed in our recent studio visit (here), Ian’s studio was littered (certainly didn’t look like “litter”) with numerous sketches of his fantastic landscapes and hypnotic characters. Mostly utilizing just charcoal and graphite for what he refers to as “simple doodles,” Ian [...]
Earlier this year, AM visited the UK to hang with the talented Ian Francis in his Bristol studio. The groundbreaking artist has long been a favorite and it was especially rewarding to get an insider’s view of Ian’s workspace. A man of many techniques, Ian is known for his beautiful compositions in which he blends colorful abstracts with laser precise details, creating dreamy masterpieces that resonate with fans around the world. Many of his powerful creations often utilize hand painted characters, so intricately drawn and [...]