British artist Ian Francis tears down the border between the conscious world and that of dreams in his latest series, “The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer”. His mixed media paintings are populated with both realistic figures and fantastical other-worldly visions and they range from framed monochromatic works to larger compositions with more complex, unearthly narratives.
Using a high-contrast mixture of oil, ink, acrylic, charcoal, and graphite, he creates visually striking scenes rich in narrative and symbolism. And he continues to explore the themes of constructed worlds, virtual relationships and shifting dimensions in each piece. The series is currently on display in a solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone in London through August 1. [h/t juxtapoz.com]