Luigi Franco

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Luigi Franco was born in Sesto San Giovanni in 1968

The passion for the arts, in particular for painting and drawing, directed his studies towards the Art School and the Faculty of Architecture in Milan.

For years, a consolidated artistic career has led him to exhibit in galleries and institutional venues in Italy and abroad, with his works collected in museums and foundations.

The works of Luigi Franco, a pictorial and humanly sunny artist, are characterized by material but vibrant colors and by a particular informal abstract research. It seems like a journey into the soul of life, in search of a light, the journey in which he seems to find himself. His paintings are of great expressive freedom; they are enchanted atmospheres, asphyxiated as for lack of air; nevertheless they are very reflective, a little mysterious, instinctual since their own emotional storm materializes and reveals itself. Various chromatic traces, pieces harmoniously spread with delicate and subtle sensitivity, produce different subjects with sometimes subtle and sometimes decisive tones; with titles inspired by imaginative spells: "rust", "traces", "nocturnal", "backlight", "reflections". Certain forms generated by an elegant and incisive sign, combined with precious streaks or at times bright, decisively full-bodied - are transformed by the author by a visionary nature of poetic images. Franco is an artist supported and enhanced by a thorough, sure, knowledge of the compositional painting technique. His work on canvases, plastic and polychrome, between movement and stillness, between light and shadow, does not impose itself with experimental mystifications, but enters the minds of the users with a strong vibration and like a mystical echo that does not die out. These painted visions, these sudden explosions in colored spaces, can only be electrocutions of the unconscious, rapid emotional intuitions, which no computer will ever be able to produce. But in Franco's works there is something more: the images often seem to come from other worlds, certainly produced by the artist with sudden gestures, but accompanied by brushstrokes of a premeditated procedure. Nuanced, ineffable, at times only hinted at, yet intense and strongly evocative, Luigi's painting proceeds by subtraction, bringing out from the light only what is worth showing, through the breath of the poetry with which it is expressed. Luigi Franco works by synthesis and his reality has the form of a filamentary "dust" that now moves or now stops in an imaginary cosmos, proposing to an attentive observer "invisible" solutions of innumerable symbolic or emotional elements. As if the artist were looking, in the instant and in the fugitive, for the essence: not the ephemeral, but the continuous form of the primary elements - earth, air, fire, water - in a "Heraclitean" flow that from moment to moment its lifeblood varies and that the author manages to capture with chromatic explosions, sometimes soft, sometimes material, sometimes joyful, other times with melancholy notes. The final story that Franco expresses in each work is produced by a pictorial illumination, by a uncanny handwriting, which is responsible for granting order to the intricate theater of human composition.

 

Giuseppe Possa

Luigi Franco

Luigi Franco

TRACCE 20 x 20 cm - 2020 olio su tela collezione privata

Luigi Franco

Luigi Franco

BLU OLTREMARE 20 x 20 cm - 2021 olio su tela

Luigi Franco

Luigi Franco

RUGGINE 50 x 50 cm, 2019 olio su tela

Luigi Franco

Luigi Franco

ESTATE 50 x 50 cm, 2019 olio su tela

RAGGIO DI SOLE

RAGGIO DI SOLE

30 x 30 cm, 2020 olio su tela opera donata per la raccolta fondi alla protezione civile

VISIONE DI CITTA'

VISIONE DI CITTA'

100 x 100 cm - 2019 oil on canvas opera acquisita dalla fondazione Jordi Comas - Catalunya - Spagna

LUCE COSMICA

LUCE COSMICA

100 x 100 cm, 2020 olio su tela

RUGGINE

RUGGINE

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas private collection

BREZZA MATTUTINA

BREZZA MATTUTINA

100 x 100 cm - 2018 oil on canvas opera acquisita dal museo di Calonge - Catalunya - Spagna

SINFONIA D'AUTUNNO

SINFONIA D'AUTUNNO

100 x 100 cm - 2018 oil on canvas

RUGGINE

RUGGINE

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas

L'INFINITO

L'INFINITO

100 x 100 cm - 2018 oil on canvas

RUGGINE

RUGGINE

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas

METAMORFOSI

METAMORFOSI

80 x 80 cm - 2018 oil on canvas

TRACCE

TRACCE

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas

SEDIMENTAZIONI

SEDIMENTAZIONI

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas

LA  VOCE DEL MARE

LA VOCE DEL MARE

80 x 80 cm - 2017 oil on canvas

RUGGINE

RUGGINE

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas

TRACCE DI CITTA'

TRACCE DI CITTA'

100 x 100 cm - 2019 oil on canvas

RUGGINE

RUGGINE

20 x 20 cm - 2019 oil on canvas private collection