Ian Francis' hyper-intelligent, multi-layered, work is intricate in form and content. It is effortlessly uncomfortable while at the same time dramatically appealing, seemingly insular yet peppered with pan-national references. Figures in intimate situations are illuminated by far-reaching backdrops. Mainstream motifs play out complex, open-ended scenes made with ultra-modern methods.
Francis himself says his work is "about pornography and news reports from warzones rather than sex and death", echoing the atomised and hedonistic nature of modern everyday life.