Artist Profile: Francisco José Jiménez @franjimenezart

Constraint © Francisco J. Jimenez

 

Francisco Jimenez
Francisco Jimenez

Francisco paints dynamic portraits and makes sensual life studies which present the human form in an open and entrancing way. The works seem to hover between realism and expressionism in the way that Francisco has been able to capture a human quality in each picture while remaining playful with the application of paint. These works have been built up from layers of energetically applied paint and careful observation. As we encounter each painting we are invited to consider the relationship between the illusion of recognizable form and the play of paint on the canvas surface. I think that this push and pull between what we find familiar and what is unknown is the great skill of the artist to manipulate our senses.

Francisco was born in 1987 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. He attended Complutense University in Madrid where he became absorbed by the great world of painting and in particular the beauty of the human body in art; the nude. Francisco was influenced by the rich artistic scene in Madrid and began to find his artistic style by experimenting with different mediums and materials. A significant turning point in the development of his work was attending an exhibition by artist Antoni Tàpies. Seeing the work of Tàpies allowed Francisco the freedom to experiment with applying different textures and materials to canvas.

Francisco later moved to London and found new artistic influence in the work of painter Lucian Freud. He has continued to develop his style and vision of the human form. Francisco has had a number of solo exhibitions including at the Nolias Gallery and the Menier Gallery. Most recently Francisco was selected to exhibit at ´The Other Art Fair´ presented by Saatchi Art in London. He also has works in private collections in Hong Kong, Germany and London.

Introspecction II, 2010 - 2012, Mixed technique on canvas, 100 x 150 cm, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
Introspecction II, 2010 – 2012, Mixed technique on canvas, 100 x 150 cm, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
Nothing else to say, 2010 - 2012, Oil on canvas, 122 x 155 cm, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
Nothing else to say, 2010 – 2012, Oil on canvas, 122 x 155 cm, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
'Impressions' exhibition at the Menier Gallery 15th - 20th Feb / 2016
‘Impressions’ exhibition at the Menier Gallery 15th – 20th Feb / 2016
Constraint, 2015 - 2016, 116 x 96 cm, Mixed Technique on canvas, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
Constraint, 2015 – 2016, 116 x 96 cm, Mixed Technique on canvas, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
Auburn, 2017, 135 x 95 cm, Mixed media on canvas, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez
Auburn, 2017, 135 x 95 cm, Mixed media on canvas, Private collection © Francisco J. Jimenez

To see more work by Francisco please click here. Francisco will be exhibiting at;

`ART & ANTIQUE RESIDENZE`  SALZBURG, AUSTRIA ,  08 – 17 APRIL 2017

`ARTMUC`  MUNICH, FOLLY & MUSE,  25 – 28 MAY 2017

´THE OTHER ART FAIR` NEW YORK, BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER, 01 – 04 JUNE 2017

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