Origin: Los Angeles, California. U.S.A
Lives in: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Gallery: American Contemporary Art Gallery. München, Germany
Augustus Francis was born in Los Angeles, California to artist parents. At age 11 he moved to Lancashire, England were he lives and works.
He studied art in the UK and ever since has been exhibited solo and group shows around the world. These cities include: Santa Monica, CA; Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; London, UK; and Houston, Texas.
He is inspired by natural and urban landscapes, the ongoing struggle, yet also harmonious coexistence between nature and manmade environments. He is a magnificent abstract painter. Color is at the heart of his work. He manipulates color understanding how each hue reacts to another to reach an impact in the senses. “I paint what I cannot see, I paint speed, I paint Rhythm, I paint Time, I paint Gravity, I paint Movement, I paint the immaterial not the material”.
Movement is a way of controlling rhythm and in turn balance and force. Movement can be at the source of the paintings structure, before the process begins, or may take hold as the painting forms. Francis attempts to evoke the sensation of the sublime. Both in pleasure and in fear. Positive and negative, perception and imperceptions. Abstraction is not simply a manifestation of the internal. It too is representation. It is to paint the essence of things.