Image by Francis Quinn

Don’t Harangue the People
By Francis Quinn
Bic pen on cartridge paper, 20cm x 20cm

1. This work is about . . . It’s got an internal logic, with its own set of rules and hierarchy. It’s a bit balls-out crazy and zany in a cartoony kind of way.

2. I made this work because . . . I was bored in an office job and this is how I respond to that sort of enforced normality.

3. I hope when people see this work they will . . . Really take the time to see the physical relationships between the characters and how each character relates and responds to the world in which it is placed. I hope they appreciate the intricately drawn quality.

4. In terms of art history, this work . . . It has elements of surreality to it, a Boschian logic and the clean-line quality of Northern European print. But it’s quite contemporary because it is drawn on cartridge paper with a Bic pen.

5. You can see my work … at,,,,

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