b. 1962, Ireland

Mark Francis Artworks

With his use of matrixes and delicate biological forms superimposed on fields of variously hot or dark colour, Mark Francis' paintings vary in mood.

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Some series, such as those featuring sonic-looking clusters of vertical lines, focus on a wet-on-wet technique, where a blending of background and foreground is important. See Sonic Dub (2021) or Major, Minor, Major, Major (2021).

Francis is fond of repetition and pattern, and how various repeated modules spatially cohere through pattern, as in Source (1992) and Untitled (2008). He delights in building up visual tensions through clustering and suggesting the opposite through open spaces.

On some occasions, the paintings are aleatory, deliberately including unpredictable quantities within the gridded units, and not sticking to consistent formulas in all parts of the matrix. See, for example, Gyration (1998), Compression Destruction (1994), and Traveller (2007). They remain decorative and seductive while at the same time teetering on the verge of rhythmic disintegration.

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Transmission Pulse by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Transmission Pulse, 2022 Oil on canvas
153 x 122 cm
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Vibration by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Vibration, 1999 Oil on canvas
214 x 214 cm
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Transmission Vibration by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Transmission Vibration, 2022 Oil on canvas
153 x 122 cm
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Reverb Amplify by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Reverb Amplify, 1993 Oil on canvas
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Earth Song by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Earth Song, 2022 Oil on canvas
153 x 122 cm
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Receiver by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Receiver, 2022 Oil on canvas
152 x 122 cm
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Veil by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Veil, 1993 Oil on canvas
183 x 152 cm
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Beta by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Beta, 2021 Oil on canvas
66 x 53 cm
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Major, Minor, Major, Major by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Major, Minor, Major, Major, 2021 Oil on canvas
214 x 183 cm
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Vodoo Ray by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Vodoo Ray, 2021 Oil on canvas
214 x 275 cm
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Sequential Beat by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Mark Francis Sequential Beat, 2021 Oil on canvas
153 x 122 x 4 cm
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Reverberant by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Reverberant, 2021 Oil on canvas
153 x 122 x 4 cm
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Electric Mainline by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Electric Mainline, 2021 Oil on canvas
153 x 122 cm
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ReEcho by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis ReEcho, 2021 Oil on canvas
214 x 153 cm
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Sonde by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Sonde, 2021 Oil on canvas
152 x 122 cm
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Sound Off by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Sound Off, 2021 Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
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Pluvio by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Pluvio, 2021 Oil on canvas
214 x 153 cm
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Osscillate/Undulate by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Osscillate/Undulate, 2021 Oil on canvas
66 x 53 cm
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White Light (Dual Dimension) by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis White Light (Dual Dimension), 2018 Acrylic colour on canvas
214 x 183 cm
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White Light Vertical Configuration DP (Dioxazine Purple) by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis White Light Vertical Configuration DP (Dioxazine Purple), 2018 Acrylic colour on canvas
214 x 153 cm
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Incandescent by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Incandescent, 2018 Oil on canvas
150 x 144 cm
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Spacetime by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Spacetime, 2019 Oil on aluminium
153 x 122 cm
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White Light (Vertical Configuration DPP Violet) by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis White Light (Vertical Configuration DPP Violet), 2020 Acrylic colour and oil on canvas
153 x 122 cm
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Super Dense II by Mark Francis contemporary artwork painting
Mark Francis Super Dense II, 2020 Acrylic colour, oil on paper
132 x 96 cm
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