With his art, Franciscus wishes to stroke the retina first. Then, when he has the attention, he hopes that the layering of his work intellectually challenges, surprises and moves the public. He tries to contribute to the discourse on topics such as racism, discrimination and the disturbing changes in our climate by connecting history and the present and using art history and the past as a universal visual language. The often Biblical and mythological ‘stories’ are given a worldly interpretation with a dreamy character, but they also have dystopian features.
The longest part of Franciscus’ career he manifested himself with painting. In 2012 he added staged portrait photography that he created together with husband Rienus Gündel Franciscus. Since five years he mainly focuses on three-dimensional work by making ceramic sculptures.