Through cynicism and belligerent play, Jake Francis embodies the spirit of a snake oil salesman. Begrudging the role of ‘artist’ and it’s institutions, Jake inevitably relies on it’s cliches and tropes to make work and progress through its gilded halls - acutely aware of the hypocrisies associated in the process. By toying with preconceived structures, the artist attempts to reconvene both social and trivial issues with simultaneous wit and intentional ignorance.
A pillock meets a potter. Come read the somewhat capable interview that yours truly conducted with the one and only Grayson Perry...and Claire.
By Jake Francis