FRANCO DEFRANCESCA

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Canadian artist Franco DeFrancesca explores mixed media as a mode of creating abstraction in the form of an art object. His artwork investigates the links between art, memory, history, and technology, using digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting. As a result of mixing references to photography and painting, these multi-media artworks represent reflections on contemporary visual culture charmed by minimalism, modernism, technology, and futurism.

Franco DeFrancesca highlights visual, temporal, and spatial qualities in his abstract artworks. Applying a keen sense towards craft and a reverence towards materials and processes, the abstract image is integrated with an exposed support of layered plywood, then encapsulated beneath crystalline resin, creating an ‘object of desire’. With its physical depth and highly polished glean, these works reference minimalist industrial design and refer obliquely to the urbane.

Franco DeFrancesca, on his work:

“My artworks are informed by the mirage that exists between what is perception and reality, fact or fiction, affirmation and awareness. This is where the discomfort of uncertainty is more tolerable than assuredness, where words define our identity but are themselves only a spell… casting a meaning.”

Franco DeFrancesca lives and works in Toronto, Canda. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1990, and obtained a BFA from the University of Guelph in 2005. DeFrancesca has exhibited in Canada and the United States, and his work can be found in private and public collections world-wide, including collections such as Cenovus Energy Ltd, Calgary, AB; Enbridge in, Calgary, AB; Nordstrom; the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, ON; Milestones, Toronto, ON; and Andbank, Brazil.

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Canadian visual artist Franco DeFrancesca explores digital and mixed media to create his abstract artworks. DeFrancesca considers himself a painter, using new media to investigate the links between art, memory, history and technology.  As a result, mixing these references to photography and painting, DeFrancesca’s multi-media artworks represent reflections on contemporary visual culture, charmed by minimalism, modernism, technology and futurism.

Franco DeFrancesca highlights visual, temporal, and spatial qualities in his abstract artworks. Applying a keen sense towards craft and a reverence towards materials and processes, the abstract image is integrated with an exposed support of layered plywood, then encapsulated beneath crystalline resin, creating an ‘object of desire’. When lit, DeFrancesca’s artworks exude a halo, therein highlighting their physical depth.

Franco DeFrancesca, on his work:

“My artworks are informed by the mirage that exists between what is perception and reality, fact or fiction, affirmation and awareness. This is where the discomfort of uncertainty is more tolerable than assuredness, where words define our identity but are themselves only a spell… casting a meaning.”

Franco DeFrancesca has exhibited in Canada and the United States and his work can be found in corporate and public collections world-wide, including Cenovus Energy Inc., RGO Office Products (Calgary, AB), Rodin Law Firm Litigation Counsel (Calgary, AB), Nordstrom, Andbank (Brazil) and Department of Foreign Affairs (Ottawa, ON), to name a few.

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