Artists

About

After studying photography, design and printmaking, Francis van Hout worked as a graphic artist, photographer, animation director and technical director on a variety of film, television, multimedia projects. Returning to Christchurch he studied at the Ilam School of Fine Arts where he won the Sawtell-Turner Prize for Painting. In 2015 his work was recognised in the Parkin Drawing Award and as a finalist the National Contemporary Art Award.

Van Hout fills his artworks with playful dark humour and references to art history, city making and himself. Though often planned digitally, his paintings retain humanistic, painterly details, such as in the deliberate retention of brush strokes and variations in the surface which balance the digital visual language with geometric abstract oil painting.

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Read about Francis van Hout’s art in our City Art Reader interviews on his 2023 exhibition a.d.o, 2022 exhibition Disillusioned Thinker, 2021 exhibition re:Tyre-Meant, 2020 exhibition The Rolling Moon and 2019 exhibition Green Field, Grey Field.

Exhibitions

23rd Apr 2024 - 13th May 2024

Portraits, Idols and Robots

5th Dec 2023 - 21st Dec 2023

Showcase 2023

28th Mar 2023 - 17th Apr 2023

a.d.o – Francis van Hout

1st Dec 2022 - 20th Dec 2022

Showcase 2022

24th May 2022 - 13th Jun 2022

Disillusioned Thinker – Francis van Hout

23rd Nov 2021 - 17th Dec 2021

Showcase 2021 – Group Exhibition

6th Jul 2021 - 26th Jul 2021

re:Tyre-Meant – Francis van Hout

16th Jun 2020 - 6th Jul 2020

The Rolling Moon – Francis van Hout

9th Jul 2019 - 29th Jul 2019

Showcase – Group Exhibition

9th May 2020 - 15th Jun 2020

Artists’ Choice

19th Feb 2019 - 11th Mar 2019

Green Field, Grey Field – Francis van Hout

2nd Oct 2018 - 20th Oct 2018

Showcase – City Art Depot artists

13th Feb 2018 - 12th Mar 2018

Swan Song – F. van Hout

4th Apr 2017 - 29th Apr 2017

de void – F. van Hout

5th Dec 2017 - 2nd Feb 2018

Showdown – Xmas showcase

20th May 2016 - 17th Jun 2016

Null & Void – F. van Hout

1st May 2015 - 29th May 2015

Painted Red Paintings – F. van Hout

11th Oct 2013 - 1st Nov 2013

Painted Some Things – F. van Hout

Artworks