Elements of Composition by Thomas Francis
In association with Consulate General of Argentina

I think the universe is pure geometry - basically a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time. - Antony Garrett Lisi

Thomas Francis has chosen the language of straight line and pure colour to produce on one level, extreme purity and on another, clarity and force. The artist has taken advantage of his diverse cultural experiences in different parts of the world to portray them in colourful abstract art.

The behaviour of shapes is as such that it can be used to express your feelings in the composition of an artwork. Squares and Rectangles can portray strength and stability. Circles and Ellipses can represent continuous movement. Triangles can lead the eye in an upward movement.

His compositions are based on colour and expand over the borders of the canvas into space beyond the picture. He continues to explore the relationship between lines and blocks of colour, achieving an ever-increasing purity in his paintings.

The artist cleverly plays with the tones of colour on his canvas. The tonal values of an artwork can be adjusted to alter its expressive character. He uses different tones to create a dramatic or tranquil atmosphere and rhythm or pattern within a composition.

“Thomas Francis’s journey with colourful geometrical works has a profound connection with harmony and love, each telling a story.” says Jalpa H Vithalani, Creative Head of Cosmic Heart Gallery.

Thomas plays with various moods and elements of composition. These include unity, balance, movement, rhythm, focus, contrast, pattern and proportion.

Colour is the visual element that has the strongest effect on our emotions. We use colour to create the mood or atmosphere of an artwork. There are many different approaches to the use of colour. It can be used to depict light, tone, pattern, form, symbol, movement, harmony, contrast, mood, among other elements.

His artworks also show a distinct pattern of communication. The composition of the paintings reflect irregular, geometric and repeating or random pattern. Artists often train themselves to see the shapes in everything.

“Bombay holds a special place in my heart. The sea, the streets and the people of Bombay make this place very special. Having the opportunity to hold an exhibition at Cosmic Heart Gallery here in Mumbai is an honour.” artist Thomas Francis. 

About the Artist

Thomas is an Argentinian citizen. He was born in Bombay and after completing his education, he lived in Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires and Copenhagen. He moved back to India in 2013 and is currently living in Delhi. His style is influenced by Piet Mondrian, Henry Matisse and Romero Britto.

Thomas’s work has been widely appreciated during his exhibitions at the Christian Dam Gallery and Verdens Kultur Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Fundacion City Bank, Galeria Hoy en el Arte, Como en Casa Art Restaurant in Argentina. He has also showcased his work at the Art Junction Gallery at Lalit Hotel and at Cervantes Institute, Spanish Cultural Centre in New Delhi, India.


Message from The Consulate General and
Promotion Centre of the Argentine Republic

“I would like to congratulate Thomas Francis for his unique and mesmerizing composition of the paintings that stirs a swell of emotions within you. We are very happy to associate with Cosmic Heart Gallery to showcase his paintings which is part of our constant effort to promote argentine art in India.”

The Consulate General and Promotion Centre of the Argentine Republic in Mumbai was opened on 1st April, 2009. Apart from the Embassy of Argentina in New Delhi, this office is the second Argentine Representation in India. Since its inception, it has strived to build and strengthen long-lasting relations between Argentina and India, through a wide range of consular, cultural, trade and investment promotional activities and initiatives.

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