Liverpool artwork of the week 28. ‘Somatic Sense’ 2008 by Anthony Francis in the Super Cilia exhibition at Royal Liver atrium 18 July to 29 August 2008
‘Super Cilia’ is an exhibition of works by 10 artists curated by Anthony Francis who also has works in the show. This ‘Somatic Sense’ is one of them. It has a lovely luminous quality possibly because it is oil and resin on perspex.
‘The paint in the work is modelled by direct tactility. Through ‘skin in skin’ interplay an interface between exteriority and interiority is assimilated. Consequently the paintings result in a frenzied synthesis in which metamorphic shifts in state and chromatic mutations occur’