Patrick Francis

Portraits that Sing

18 May – 12 June 2019

Courtesy Arts Project Australia

A prolific painter, Patrick Francis works primarily in acrylic on paper. His paintings draw on personal experiences and encounters as well as a rich knowledge of popular culture and art history, often inspired by the work of artists such as Velazquez, Vermeer, Goya and Rubens. Bold in their colour palette, the refined and expressive portraits range from studies of well-known celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Freddie Mercury and Marilyn Monroe to icons of fifteenth century Italian Renaissance such as author Baldassarre Castiglione. Francis’ practice also incorporates still life “ moments drawn from the everyday experiences of the artist.

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