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FRABOR ART
Abstract modern wall decor for your living space
 

Portfolio

Welcome to my portfolio! You’ll find a range of collections, from unique originals to limited edition artworks for sale.

I love to change medium, so you’ll find both richly textural mixed media techniques and new media digital paintings made with a pen and touch tablet.

The majority of my artworks are for sale on SAATCHI ART. However, if you interested in an artwork or wish to ask for a commissioned work, I’ll be very happy to give you more information or start a collaboration.

 

DIGITAL PAINTINGS

This is a collection of unique originals and limited edition artworks for sale. They are all digital paintings made with a pen and touch tablet. All artworks are printed as unique originals or limited editions either on 0.1" (0.3cm) aluminium Dibond or on 0.2" (0.5cm) Perspex.

All artworks are for sale in my shop FraBorArt at SAATCHI ART, unless marked as SOLD or otherwise specified.  

MIXED MEDIA ARTWORKS

This is a collection of artworks realized with mixed media techniques, emphasizing actual texture and a rich tactile experience. In all my mixed media paintings I love a bold use of materials such as stones, sand, gesso, to create richly textured surfaces on which I then work with acrylic colors. 

All artworks shown here are for sale at SAATCHI ART, unless marked as SOLD or otherwise specified. See details in each artworks' description. 

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

This is a collection of studio paintings made with a pen and touch tablet or digitally manipulated and processed from original photographs. These artworks were mainly done for studio purposes.  They are available for sale on aluminium Dibond (0.1" - 3mm thick) unless otherwise specified.

SMALL ABSTRACT ART

This is a collection of small abstract artworks, from 11x14in (28x36cm) to 12x18in (30x46cm), suitable as nursery or playroom decor. The majority of the paintings are digitally manipulated and processed from original photographS.

They are available for sale on aluminium Dibond (0.1" - 3mm thick) unless otherwise specified.  

FIRST TEXTURED ARTWORKS

This is a small collection of my first mixed media pieces.

This is where I discovered to use materials such as stones, sand, gesso, to create richly textured surfaces - "art to touch" in a way. 

All artworks shown here are print versions of the originals.   

 Francesca Borgo - FraBor Art

Francesca Borgo - FraBor Art


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A little about me

I'm a self-taught painter, living and working in Italy. I used to pencil draw every day during high school, mainly portraying faces: the lady who used to clean my desk knows all about it.

Some years ago I decided drop my full time job for a part-time one, so I could seriously grab my paintbrushes and colors and express what I love to imagine. It's such a joy to be reminded of how it feels like to create, to have colours, mediums, gel all over your hands.

I find interesting and stimulating to represent the multiple states of mind associated to our endless search for identity, for freedom and peace as a response to the hardships and confusion of life. My main subjects are abstracts, where I try to stretch the limits of single techniques to obtain contaminations and unexpected light, textural and layered effects. I also love to represent human figures, surrounded by their inner space of mind where all our struggles and achievements take place.

At the beginning, I privileged mixed media actual-texture artworks made with acrylic bold colors, and a rich tactile quality obtained through the use of gesso, acrylic mediums and gels, and even sand and stones. Presently, I’m working on actual-texture artworks but I privilege neutral tones and black & white contrasts.

In 2017 I also started to create my new-media digital works with a pen & touch tablet and software for image creation. I love these modern tools! They help me to represents not only bold and extreme emotions, but also the subtle struggle of our inner world through the use of neutral nuances and soft light effects.

My principal source of inspiration are my outdoor walks, invariably ending in sitting down and enjoying the lights, stillness and power of the landscape and all the smallest details close to me. I also love when people talk to each other, minding their own business as I imagine things about their life. In general, I think I love being caught by "the other" - being it an individual or the nature - as the most important way to meaningfulness and to personal growth.

When people are moved by their own emotions in front of the artwork, perhaps willing to touch its surface, I feel fulfillment and connection with them, thinking I can give something meaningful in return.

I deem my works are mainly influenced by modern and contemporary artists. In particular I'm drawn by abstract expressionists – Pollock, Rothko – and neoexpressionists – e.g., Anselm Kiefer, Dan Colen – especially for their experimental use of materials and techniques. Considering my digital paintings, I’m also drawn by the artistic search of neoluminists like Steven DaLuz, Pauline Ziegen and April Gornik.

 

Thanks for visiting my website! I hope you like my works.

Much Love, Francesca


Exhibitions

20-22 October 2017. Art Shopping Paris, Carrousel du Louvre. Paris, France. With QueenArtStudio (Padua, Italy).

19-29 January 2018. Affordable Art. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy. 

25-28 January 2018. Art Innsbruck22nd International Art Fair. Innsbruck, Austria. With QueenArtStudio (Padua, Italy).

21 Feb-03 Mar 2018. Impronte d'arte. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy. 

26 Feb-06 Mar 2018. La camera delle meraviglie. Collective exhibition at Galleria D'Arte Mentana. Florence, Italy. 

2-6 March 2018. I Biennale d'arte contemporanea della Brianza. Collective exhibition at Monastero del Lavello. Lecco, Italy.  

5-19 March 2018. Ricerche di stile. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy. 

30 Mar-6 April 2018. Anatomia della bellezza. Collective exhibition at Casa Cava, Matera, Italy.  

30 Apr-5 May 2018. Experiments. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy. 

7- 16 May 2018. Dentro l'arte. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy.

17- 31 May 2018. Rivelazioni. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy.

15- 23 Jun 2018. Carta bianca. Collective exhibition at Galleria Merlino. Florence, Italy.

22-29 Jun 2018. On tour Venice. Collective exhibition at Galleria Art Studio Larkina. Venice, Italy.

4 Aug - 4 Sep 2018. Stanze. Labirinti d'arte e poesia. Collective exhibition at the Studio-Gallery-Ipogeo Antica Saliera, Lecce, Italy.  

29 Sep - 7 Oct 2018. IO | ES | SUPER-IO, Istanze d'arte contemporanea. Antica Saliera, Lecce, Italy.

19- 21 Oct. 2018. Art Shopping Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, 21st Edition, Paris, France.


 Suspended | 2017 | 20x30in | Original artwork printed on Aluminium Dibond with UV cured inks.

Suspended | 2017 | 20x30in | Original artwork printed on Aluminium Dibond with UV cured inks.

Awards

Winner of the first prize at the I Biennale d'arte contemporanea della Brianza with SuspendedCollective exhibition at Monastero del Lavello, Lecco, Italy - In collaboration with Artexpertise, Florence, Italy. 2-6 March 2018.    

Featured artworks

 
  SUSPENDED   2017 | 20x30in - 50.8x76.2cm | Original Digital painting artwork printed on Aluminium Dibond with UV cured inks - As seen in  The World of Interiors , August 2018 issue.

SUSPENDED

2017 | 20x30in - 50.8x76.2cm | Original Digital painting artwork printed on Aluminium Dibond with UV cured inks - As seen in The World of Interiors, August 2018 issue.

  SUREFIRE   2018 | 39.4x39.4in - 100x100cm | Limited edition Digital painting printed on aluminium Dibond. As seen in  The World of Interiors , September 2018 issue.

SUREFIRE

2018 | 39.4x39.4in - 100x100cm | Limited edition Digital painting printed on aluminium Dibond. As seen in The World of Interiors, September 2018 issue.

  KIND OF HOPE   2018 | 21.5x38x0.98in - 54.5x96.5x2.5cm | Original mixed media triptych painting on canvassed boards. As seen in  The World of Interiors , October 2018 issue.

KIND OF HOPE

2018 | 21.5x38x0.98in - 54.5x96.5x2.5cm | Original mixed media triptych painting on canvassed boards. As seen in The World of Interiors, October 2018 issue.


Let's get in touch

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