Open Space
Open Space
Open Space

About Shingo Francis

Like his father, the painter Sam Francis, Shingo Francis is interested in form and color, and he has a keen appreciation for how these elements shape our perceptions. His acrylic painted canvases take unusual forms, including long, stretched paraboloids. He breaks the picture plane with horizons of densely worked masses of color. Of those horizons, Francis has said, “What the boundary represents is the interaction, the point between these two entities. It expands not just into culture but it can include personality and psychology, so it became kind of a greater boundary.” His paintings such as Orange and White (2010–11) and Open Space (2012) emphasize both the distinctiveness of individual colors and the overall totality and harmony of the compositions.

Japanese-American, b. 1969, Santa Monica, California, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Limitation and Creation of Imagination, Sezon Art Gallery, Tokyo 3-6-7
2015
2015
hunky dory, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco
2015
Light and Surface, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert