Apr 26, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Ian Francis at Joshua Liner Gallery (NYC)

After discovering the work of Ian Francis several years ago, I am always interested to see new bodies of work and his upcoming show entitled "Season 1, Episode 0" at the Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC doesn't disappoint. Somewhere between Francis Bacon and a nightmarish dreamscape, Ian Francis's work seems to invite the viewer to figure out the mystery of the story on canvas. Working in mixed media on canvas and acrylic panels, Ian Francis combines abstraction, figuration, and elements of both painting and drawing. This recent series is dedicated to the experience of television entertainment and the myth of reality and unreality of contemporary TV—from the made-up world of characters and story lines and its distorted effects on the consumer. Preview some of the work in the images below, but words rarely do the artwork any justice, so try to see it in person if you're in NYC.

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