by Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 10 October 2012

The work of Bristol-based artist Ian Francis seems almost like stills taken from dreams. His figurative paintings are usually falling apart to melt into profound abstract compositions underlined by intense colours. The inspiration is taken from modern, everyday life: like street culture, cinema, and pornography. And by reflecting its hedonistic nature, he converts these impressions into a mediated landscape that makes his art so unique.