FRANCESCA BORGO
 

Welcome to my collection of artworks. I love change and this is reflected also in my art production. With mixed media I explore rich texture effect, from subtle to bold ones, mixing acrylic colors to gesso, resins, sands and sometimes also stones. With my digital artworks, entirely handmade with a pen and touch tablet, I love to create paintings as if I were using a paintbrush, experimenting more nuanced color effects. The majority of my artworks are for sale either here or on SAATCHI ART.

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

All artworks are printed as unique originals on aluminium Dibond or on Perspex (Plexiglas) with UV cured inks. Only in few cases I have limited edition prints.

MIXED MEDIA ARTworks

These paintings emphasize actual texture, to give a rich tactile experience. The materials I use vary considerably, from stones to sand, gesso, resins, latex and rope. 

 
Francesca Borgo - FraBor Art

Francesca Borgo - FraBor Art


always her reduced.jpg

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

FAIRS:

THE OTHER ART FAIR - London. West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross, London, UK. 4-7 Jul 2019.

THE OTHER ART FAIR - London. The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK. 14-17 Mar 2019.

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

Art Innsbruck, 22nd International Art Fair. Innsbruck, Austria. 25-28 Jan 2018. With QueenArtStudio (Padua, Italy).

Art Shopping Paris. Carrousel du Louvre, 20th Edition. 20-22 Oct 2017. With QueenArtStudio (Padua, Italy).

EXHIBITIONS:

Arte in studio. Group exhibition organized by ArteMea Advisory and Serena Cassissa, Milan, Italy, from 25 Jul 2019.

Confini. Personal exhibition. Studiofficina Architettura, Schio (Vicenza), Italy. 24 May - 7 Jun 2019.

Elegia contemporanea. Mini personal exhibition. Antica Saliera, Lecce, Italy. 30 Mar - 14 Apr 2019.

International Art Contest “I Dauni”. Palazzo Bellusci, Vieste (Foggia), Italy. 30 Mar - 27 Apr 2019.

Animus et Anima. Complesso S. Severo al Pendino, Naples, Italy. 23 Feb - 6 Mar 2019.

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

Stanze. Labirinti d'arte e poesia. Antica Saliera, Lecce, Italy. 4 Aug - 4 Sep 2018.

On Tour Venice. Galleria Art Studio Larkina, Venice, Italy. 22-29 Jun 2018.

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

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

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

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

Anatomia della bellezza. Casa Cava, Matera, Italy – 30 Mar-6 Apr 2018.

Ricerche di stile. Galleria Merlino, Florence, Italy. 5-19 Mar 2018.

I Biennale della Brianza. Monastero del Lavello, Lecco, Italy. 2-6 Mar 2018.

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

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

Affordable Art. Galleria Merlino, Florence, Italy. 19-29 Jan 2018.


Featured artworks

 

Featured in TV shows

 

'Cambio Casa, Cambio Vita!' with ArteMea Advisory selected artworks

  • First run Thu, Jun 27, 2019 11:15 Re-run PM Thu, Jul 4, 2019 2:15 AM

  • Studio Andrea Castrignano (map)

ArteMea Advisory will be featured as partner in the 2019 season of Cambio Casa Cambio Vita! ep. 7 (Eng. translation: Change your Home, change your life - 9th Ed.), the renowned TV show created and presented by Andrea Castrignano, interior designer well know in Italian TV. The show is broadcasted by La5 (Mediaset Group)

The artworks have been selected by ArteMea and approved by Serena Cassissa, art consultant for Studio Castrignano and the TV show since the 1st edition.  For the episode Serena Cassissa collaborated with Laura Pivetta, of ArteMea - London and Venice -  to select new artists and fresh artworks with an international flavour

Snappy, my 80x120 cm digital painting on aluminium Dibond has been featured in the show.

 

Featured in blogs

 
BREEZE, 106x76cm mixed media painting has been featured in the interior project section of Andrea Castrignano website, at this   link  , 28 June 2019.

BREEZE, 106x76cm mixed media painting has been featured in the interior project section of Andrea Castrignano website, at this link, 28 June 2019.

 
 

Featured on Saatchi Art

 
BETWEEN WORLDS has been featured in  New Collage for $1000 and Under  by Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art Aurora Garrison, May 2018.

BETWEEN WORLDS has been featured in New Collage for $1000 and Under by Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art Aurora Garrison, May 2018.

THE LONGER YOU STAY has been featured in Saatchi Art  New This Week 11-26-2018 .

THE LONGER YOU STAY has been featured in Saatchi Art New This Week 11-26-2018.

FLYOVER has been featured in ‘  Curators pick from The Other Art Fair 2019 - Undiscovered Artists from 6 of the World's Most Vibrant Art Capitals - London  , curated by Associate Curator at Saatchi Art, Victoria Kennedy (August 2019).

FLYOVER has been featured in ‘Curators pick from The Other Art Fair 2019 - Undiscovered Artists from 6 of the World's Most Vibrant Art Capitals - London, curated by Associate Curator at Saatchi Art, Victoria Kennedy (August 2019).

 

As seen in interior design journals

 
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.

 

Articles published in online journals and magazines

 
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.    


Let's get in touch

Feel free to contact me with any question regarding these artworks.

Please fill all the fields with the *  and then click "Submit". 

I'll get back to you asap.  Happy to hear from you!

By using this site and submitting the contact form, you consent to the Privacy policy.

Checkbox *
 

Collaboration

Non-exclusive collaboration with Art dealer and consultant Laura Pivetta, CEO and Creative Director at

ArteMea Art Advisory & Agency, London and Venice.

ArteMea is a London-based art advisory specializing in contemporary art, conceptualised space planning and design.

 

M: +44 7776481396

Laura@artemeaadvisory.com

www.artemeaadvisory.com