"Alongside a deep fascination into the acts of nature, my paintings are an ongoing study into the temporary displays amongst our environment which are created by light.
Emphasising the notion of time passing.
Hinting at the importance of the present moment."
- Francesca Aikman
Francesca paints and creates using a wide variety of materials, techniques and sizes; from small ink paintings made delicately on paper to much bigger expressive versions, mixed media work and large oil paintings on canvas.
Whether it’s ink or oil, each painting depicts an evolved aesthetic of unconventional angles, abruptly cropped compositions, and stark contrasts of light and shadow. Using her photography as a reference to paint from, Francesca Aikman creates work that incorporates the language of cinematography within painting, combined with a great interest into chiaroscuro.
B. 1990, Preston, UK