Francis Tansey (b. 1959)
Orange on blue, red on green (time and space)
- Unframed size: 166 x 166cm; Framed size: 170.5 x 170.3cm
- Acrylic on canvas
- Presented by The Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, 1986
Francis Tansey studied at the National College of Art and Design in (1978-1983) specializing in abstract art and in 1985 he became the first Artist in Residence at Butler Gallery, Co. Kilkenny, where his brightly coloured geometric acrylic painting’s caused great interest. Tansey's unique distillation and interpretation of Colourism, gained him immediate recognition worldwide and particularly in Ireland. He first rose to prominence with his inclusion in R.O.S.C. in 1988 as the youngest artist ever to have exhibited in this prestigious International Exhibition. Tansey has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work is in the collections of Butler Gallery, the Ulster Museum, the Arts Council of Ireland, Jefferson Smurfit group, AIB and many other corporate and private collections.