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Graham Fransella, Figure in the Sand

Graham Fransella Figure in Sand

The Figure in the Sand by Graham Fransella

Graham Fransella is a painter, print-maker and sculptor who works intuitively, allowing perceived meaning to emerge after the work is completed. Graham explores landscapes and figures through strong bold strokes which are reminiscent of pictograms and graffiti. Above all, these distinctive, powerful and occasionally playful works use the “presence of human form and the absence of personal identity” to portray the human condition.

The ‘Figure on sand’ represents a classic example of Graham Fransella’s work showing the bold outline of a figure with an arm raised on a yellow/orange background. This is an exiting bright work that works on many levels as the figure is anonymous and abstract. Athough the figure renders a physical presence, it is merely an outline and could refer to an outline drawn around homicide victims.