FRANCESCA BORGO
 

Welcome to my collection of artworks. I love to 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, on SAATCHI ART or on SINGULART.

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 Italian painter, and used to draw and paint since I was a kid.

Art is my antidote to fears of social homologation, insecurity and violence – it’s a precious chance to shape life around my own values, my personal way to feel and act free.

I love to represent abstract landscapes: I figure my outdoor walks are the main source of inspiration, as retracing my steps, enjoying the lights, diving into the smallest details, allow me to find balance. Also, when I touch the bark of old trees I feel connected to earth and my perception of time expands, allowing calm feelings and a sense of perspective.

I often represent that peacefulness as cloudy areas merging into one another. To me that is a dialogue between land and sky; individual and society; man and nature; inner aspirations and external pressures; past choices and future projects. This undefined and moving space represents my chance to reach awareness, to affirm, to experiment and, ultimately, to fair and honest dialogue. By processing these apparently contrasting aspects, I find myself again and I’m able to keep growing.

In many of my paintings I love to enrich the representation adding textural effects, using acrylic colours, gesso, acrylic resins mixed to sand and, sometimes, stones. I like to use both dense and diluted colours – preferably earthy natural tones – to create nuanced and subtle effects, while with metallic pigments I create light reflections. These layers allow me to bring contrasting attributes to the painting, such as smooth and grainy, fine and coarse, matte and shiny, light and shadow, that I try to combine into a global feeling of gracefulness. The coexistence of additional sensory aspects is my way to invite the viewer to embrace not only the visual, but also tactile and temporal dimensions into their experience, to feel the whole and, perhaps, to imagine what is not even there.

I also love to work with digital painting techniques, using a pen, touch-tablet and computer software for image creation and manipulation, that I eventually print (mostly) as unique copies. This technique allows me to represent from a different angle the subtle struggle of our inner world and to experiment new compositions, chromatic ensembles and multifaceted light effects.

I am so grateful when people are moved by their own emotions in front of the painting, perhaps willing to touch its surface or imagining himself or herself into it. When this happens, the common ground for a dialogue is established: everyone is safe and free to experience and express.

I deem my works are mainly influenced by modern and contemporary artists. In particular I’m drawn by abstract expressionists such as M. Rothko, J. Pollock; neo-expressionists like A. Kiefer, D. Colen – especially for their experimental use of materials and techniques; abstract artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Zao Wou-Ki. I love the works of masters such as J.M.W. Turner and C. Monet.

 

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

Much Love, Francesca


Exhibitions

UPCOMING:

EuropArtFair 2019, Westergas, Amsterdam (NL), 6-8 Dec 2019.

FAIRS:

THE OTHER ART FAIR - London. Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, UK. 3-6 Oct 2019.

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