Continuing his long collaboration with Lazarides, Ian Francis (featured) recently returned to London for the opening of his new show at the gallery’s flagship Rathbone Place location. The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer consists of new series of mixed media works that explore the coexistence of beauty and destruction in society today, rendered in the British artist’s signature mix of abstract and photorealistic techniques utilizing oil, ink, acrylic, graphite and charcoal. Along with some complex, dream-like pieces that reference blurred realities, Francis also had some monochromatic paintings that were more focused on […]
Following his exhibition 10,000 Years From Now at Lazarides Rathbone (covered here) back in 2012, the Bristol-based Ian Francis (featured) has returning to London for a solo exhibition Endless Summer at The Outsiders. Blending photorealism with abstract landscapes, the new body of work features a series of same sized intimate studies that encapsulate a collection of multiple narratives and disparate moments in time. Take a look at more photos from the opening below. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ian Francis here.
On September 5th, Endless Summer from Ian Francis (featured) will be opening at The Outsiders in London. Featuring a selection of identically sized (24 by 18 inches) intimate studies, the exhibition will be continuation of the line of works last seen in the UK and New York back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. These snapshots of modern life are great examples of the gifted artist’s use of abstract and photorealistic elements leading to a dynamic composition that always leaves the viewer intrigued and wanting to learn more about […]
Tomorrow night (May 10th) in San Francisco, the White Walls Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition curated by Sven Davis entitled Space//Squared. Following up on a show last year in Portland (covered), artists are again asked to contribute artwork in a 10″ x 10″ inch format, allowing us to see how each responds to the same prescribed guidelines. Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini will create a site-specific installation (see video below) featuring a series of […]
Breeze Block Gallery opened their huge group show Wider than a postcard (previewed) alongside the first solo show in their new gallery 2 space – olive47’s bonita bonita (featured) a couple of weeks back to a packed Portland crowd. Over 400 individual works went into the postcard show with 200 artists providing postcard sized works. The work was hung on the walls in grids of 24 cards, each echoing the aspect ratio of the individual works themselves as each work was 6×4 inches. The variance of work encompassed photography […]
Last week, Bristol based painter Ian Francis (featured) returned to New York for a solo exhibition with Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Season 1 Episode 0, this new body of work dives deeper into Francis’ fascination with contemporary television, exploring both the reality and unreality of the storylines that captivate legions of fans around the world. Long known for his ability to combine elements of abstract & figurative in both paintings & drawing, Ian shows another level of dreamy dimensions in the artwork created for this […]
On the back of his Space//Form group exhibition last year (covered), Arrested Motion’s Sven Davis is working with Breeze Block Gallery in Portland again on another huge group event entitled Wider than a postcard. With over 200 artists and 400 individual works, this exhibition looks to be both bigger than the previous event and also smaller at the same time as all of the artworks are postcard sized at 6×4 inches. Each artist is either making work on a found / owned postcard and adapting / adding […]
This Thursday, British Painter Ian Francis (featured) makes a return to New York City’s Joshua Liner Gallery for a new exhibition. Entitled Season 1 Episode 0, this fresh selection of paintings explores the reality and unreality of contemporary TV – from the made up world of characters and storylines, to the digital manipulation of locations and visual effects, to the myriad of platforms that exist today for production, delivery, and global consumption. As you can see from our exclusive preview below, this latest series is another step […]
On April 25th, the Joshua Liner Gallery will be presenting Season 1 Episode 0, an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Ian Francis (featured). This second solo show with the New York showspace (and first major showing since last year at Lazarides) will feature his mix of abstraction and figurative elements with imagery inspired by the reality and unreality of contemporary TV. Attendees can expect to see a dozen medium- to large-scale works on canvas (like the one above) and ten smaller works on […]
Last week, we attended Joshua Liner’s opening of his new Chelsea gallery with a group exhibition entitled Direct Address. The expansive ground-floor space was filled with a impressive collection of works by The Clayton Brothers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi (above), Richard Colman, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others. The event surely heralds great things for the future of the gallery. See all our pics from the opening below.