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Mark Francis

Untitled, 1996

Monotype
30 3/10 × 31 1/10 in
77 × 79 cm
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Roseberys

Condition Reports: dimensions given are of sheet mounted in a glazed modern white frame may or may …

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Condition Reports: dimensions given are of sheet mounted in a glazed modern white frame may or may not be stuck down, unexamined out of frame appears to be stuck down at centres and corners appears in general good condition

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Signed and dated in pencil
Mark Francis
Irish, b. 1962
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Drawing influence from scientific—often microscopic—imagery of fungi, fauna, geology, and insects, among other subjects, Mark Francis paints in an abstract vocabulary of stark color contrasts, and dots and grids that resemble cellular structures. Francis produces paintings with a wet-on-wet technique similar to the one used by Gerhard Richter, creating smooth, soft-focused images with a photo-like finish. Source (1992) depicts a blurred microscopic view of sperm-like organisms, suggesting a relationship between abstraction and microscopic technology. More recently, Francis has begun exploring mapping and astronomical formations; his intensely saturated painting Chromatic (2013), composed of vertical bands and dots of paint, refers to the graphic interpretation of data received by radio telescopes that chart distant zones of the cosmos. He is considered a major figure among the Young British Artists.

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Roseberys

Condition Reports: dimensions given are of sheet mounted in a glazed modern white frame may or may …

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Condition Reports: dimensions given are of sheet mounted in a glazed modern white frame may or may not be stuck down, unexamined out of frame appears to be stuck down at centres and corners appears in general good condition

Signature
Signed and dated in pencil
Mark Francis
Irish, b. 1962
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Drawing influence from scientific—often microscopic—imagery of fungi, fauna, geology, and insects, among other subjects, Mark Francis paints in an abstract vocabulary of stark color contrasts, and dots and grids that resemble cellular structures. Francis produces paintings with a wet-on-wet technique similar to the one used by Gerhard Richter, creating smooth, soft-focused images with a photo-like finish. Source (1992) depicts a blurred microscopic view of sperm-like organisms, suggesting a relationship between abstraction and microscopic technology. More recently, Francis has begun exploring mapping and astronomical formations; his intensely saturated painting Chromatic (2013), composed of vertical bands and dots of paint, refers to the graphic interpretation of data received by radio telescopes that chart distant zones of the cosmos. He is considered a major figure among the Young British Artists.

Mark Francis

Untitled, 1996

Monotype
30 3/10 × 31 1/10 in
77 × 79 cm
Bidding closed
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