Ian Francis

"I've always loved two dimensional images, there's something about frozen moments and the way they tell a wider story that's always fascinated me"

Working in mixed media, Ian Francis creates dreamlike narratives exploring everything from internet media to trashy US teen dramas. His artwork is dramatically appealing but often peppered with pen-national references. The artist uses gels to create a high contrast finish, similar to a computer monitor or magazine… 

"I find painting is a way of trying to make sense of the stream of images I see online on a daily basis. I save thousands of photos that I find interesting/striking/horrifying into folders, and then flick through them looking for ways different ideas recur and link together in my head"
Editions

Our favourite prints

Ian Francis' dramatic style doesn't just stop at his original artwork: we also have some prints available. The first print, Revolving Cage, focuses on the representation of strong emotions from passion to conflict. We'll let you gather your own opinions on what the others mean... 

Ian Francis

Revolving Cage, 2016 Edition of 100
50 cm x 70 cm
Archival pigment print on Somerset Velvet 330gsm paper with deckled edges
Ian Francis, Revolving Cage, 2016
£ 190.00
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Ian Francis

Journey, 2014 Edition of 50
45.5 cm x 60.5 cm
Archival pigment print on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper with deckled edges
Ian Francis, Journey, 2014
Unavailable

Ian Francis

Diner, 2014 Edition of 50
45.5 cm x 60.5 cm
Archival pigment print on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper with deckled edges
Ian Francis, Diner, 2014
Unavailable
Exhibitions

Ian Francis The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer

The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer focuses on a new series of mixed media works depicting the coexistence of beauty and destruction in modern society...

The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer focuses on a new series of mixed media works depicting the coexistence of beauty and destruction in modern society...

8 July - 1 August 2015

See also

Ian Francis' Website

Why not check out the artist's official website for more news on what they are up to? Or you can scroll across to view videos, press articles, related exhibitions and more...

Lazarides looks at the State of Street Art

Though much of street art stems from a critique of the very capital that supports commercial galleries, this particular show comfortably inhabits that contradiction.
Artsy, 4 Mar 2016

Group show Still Here, A Decade Of Lazarides

In February 2016, Lazarides will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition from the gallery's most celebrated and pioneering...
12 February - 24 March 2016

Ian Francis The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer

The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer is focused on a new series of mixed media works depicting the coexistence of...
8 July - 1 August 2015

Group show Bedlam

'Bedlam over the years has become synonymous with madness, chaos and pandemonium, it seemed like the perfect theme for a...
9 - 21 October 2012

Ian Francis 10,000 Years From Now

10,000 Years From Now examines the fragility of this lifetime in contrast to geological timescales. Inspired by his fascination with...
27 April - 24 May 2012

Group show The Minotaur

We are delighted to announce our return to The Old Vic Tunnels this year from 10th until 25th October. Countering...
11 - 25 October 2011

Group show Hell's Half Acre

Launching the 12th October, Lazarides in collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels invites you to our newest off-site exhibition, Hell's...
12 - 17 October 2010

Group Show The Outsiders, New York

Remember Antony Micallef’s Los Angeles debut in 2007? Well, Lazarides are now coming to the big apple to showcase a...
26 September - 26 October 2008
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