Part of Tiago Francez work stands out for the language he utilises. Like in Pointillism, it is clear that the point is the exclusive element — both a component of a larger organism but also individual within their own discrete identity. In addition to Pointillism, the foundational philosophy behind the work is Kandinskian in its thought and can be understood through Kandinsky’s own unique and almost obvious logic: “Everything starts with a dot.”
“A point marks a position in space.
A point can be a centre. Centre of the universe.
It can be an insignificant fleck of matter or a concentrated locus of power. It can represent a beginning of life or mark its end.
A starting point or a termination.
It can penetrate like a bullet or pierce like a needle.
A point can represent its own identity or melt into the crown. Depending on its size and density.
In typography, the point is a period. Full stop. In pure geometric terms, a point is a pair of x, y coordinates.
It has no mass at all.
Graphically, a point takes from a dot.
“Everything starts with a dot.”
A dot is a visible mark. A dot is the smallest unit.
A dot is existence coming to exist in relation to itself.
It can be both significant and insignificant.
Hence, a dot is - perfection. Is it divine?
What is it like being a dot?
To be or not to be.”
What makes you be one thing?
Is it the emptiness around a point that validates its self, or its unique position in space and time?
This question drives the creative process of the artist Tiago Francez. The question is also one of origin and is strongly linked to his personal search for identity. In his paintings he explores the creation of life and the fragile embryonic state of the neonate and subsequent transition. The dots that combine to a whole in the beholder's eye are gradually placed on a surface to give birth to the form and anti-form, which manifests only through the presence or absence of light. As an artist, Francez works with unbridled passion, diligence and great technical precision, to create the corporeal manifestations of his philosophy.