Samuel Francois is currently showing work in Brussels at ALICE Gallery in the exhibition Il Etait Une Fois Une Fois until November 30, 2008. The artist, an active member in the collective Inkunstruction, works in a broad range of artistic practices, including drawing, installation, urban intervention, and outdoor sculpture. He often uses silkscreen and spray paint, as well as felt tip markers when drawing.
His installations, both in and out of the gallery, have an element of spontaneity and exhibit a clever mixture of material and color. Cultural symbols are carefully placed and manipulated in his object/painting hybrids. The artist’s drawings depict characters of culture, portraits of people donning urban apparel, such as sunglasses, jewelry, hats, and casual clothing. The subjects are executed in fine-tipped marker, bright and colorful against monochromatic backgrounds.
Francois has previously exhibited at Duplex in Geneva, Cruce Galerie in Madrid, and Addict Galerie in Paris, as well as several other solo and group exhibitions.