Ian Francis Art Exhibit | “The Call of the Void”
Colorful, wispy, and dreamlike are three words that only begin to describe Ian Francis’ new solo-exhibition, “The Call of the Void.” Ian Francis is a mixed-media artist, using acrylic, oil, charcoal, and ink in his work. Francis uses each medium in order to create a style that incorporates both abstract and figurative images. By mixing two different kinds of styles, Francis is able to create paintings that depict a world that seems familiar, yet supernatural. Francis is invested in depicting the world in his own way within his paintings and commenting on the way in which people interact with the growing world of technology.
Francis’ exhibition, “The Call of the Void,” explores the relationship between people and animals as they both inhabit the earth. We are currently living in a time of great environmental stress, as we are trying to mend our relationship with nature and stop the degradation which has been caused by humans. Francis’ exhibition is commenting on that relationship, depicting a world where humans are interacting with artificial, reconstructed forms of natural elements.