The Creatures of Francis Upritchard #ArtTuesday

If the creatures of Fantastic Planet leapt off the screen and set up shop at an art gallery, it would look something like this. Here’s more on the alien art of Francis Upritchard, from Contemporary Art Daily:

Francis Upritchard’s sculpture has often drawn on antiquity, as with her Barbican Centre exhibition of centaurs and humans inspired by the Parthenon Reliefs. She mixes up classical references with prehistory, myth and futurism. As such Upritchard conjures a parallel reality where these contradictions coexist. Despite classical imagery, these figures bear the marks of human frailty with their extended limbs and dystopian textures. There is a sense of the uncanny, of mythic creatures and unknown forms lurking beneath the surface.

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