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Artist Statement

Francis Beaty is an artist who works in a variety of media. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By taking daily life as subject matter she comments on the everyday aesthetic. She tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way. She likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. She creates work with a clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art. Her works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in which recognition plays an important part. By emphasizing aesthetics, she wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.


Her work does not reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. With a subtle minimalistic approach, she formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random work. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, frequently are revealed as assemblages.


Her works directly respond to the surrounding environment and use everyday experiences from herself as a starting point. Her works never show the complete structure. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language she tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. Her works are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy, space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. Francis Beaty currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

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