Franco
DeFrancesca


Works

Antares


33’’ dia.

Roseus


22’’

Atomic Op


44’’

Instruction Cache


22’’

Authorization Access


16’’ dia.

Arcturus


39 1/4’’ dia.

Argon


51’’ dia.

Borealis


33’’ dia.

Changeless


22’’ dia.

Chromatin


16’’ dia.

Chromodynamic


16’’ dia.

Control Flow


16’’ dia.

Cytoplasmic


33’’ dia.

Differential


33’’ dia.

Diffusion Code


30’’ x 30’’

Dynamic Accumulation


22’’ dia.

Ecstacy


33’’ dia.

Electromagnetic Field


12’’ dia.

Electromagnetic Interaction


12’’ dia.

Electron Accelerator


22’’ dia.

Emulsion


33’’ dia.

Evanesce


22’’ dia.

Exponent


16’’ dia.

Exponential Distribution


16’’ dia.

Fission


12’’ dia.

Fluoron


22’’ dia.

Fulcrum


44’’ dia.

Gravity


44’’ dia.

Hadron


16’’ dia.

Hypnopaedium


44’’ dia.

Impedance


22’’ dia.

Interneuron


44’’ dia.

Intramolecular


16’’ dia.

Ionic Bond


33’’ dia.

Juice


59’’ dia.

Lithium


59’’ dia.

Memory Operand


16’’ dia.

Microcontroller


16’’ dia.

Muon


16’’ dia.

Native Data


16’’ dia.

Nerve Centre


33’’ dia.

Neuron


33’’ dia.

Neutron Star


39 1/4’’ x

Nucleosynthesis


22’’ dia.

Opcode


16’’ dia.

Synchron


22’’

Pivot Axis


44’’ dia.

Poly Macro


22’’ dia.

Polynomial


44’’ dia.

Polythene


22’’ dia.

Prism


39’’ dia.

Proton


33’’ dia.

Purple Nurple


51’’ dia.

Radionuclide


12’’ dia.

Radiosonde


12’’ dia.

Refreshed


22’’ dia.

Sequential Access


44’’ dia.

Support Function


16’’ dia.

Synthase


59’’ dia.

Thixotropic


33’’ dia.

Thrombocyte


12’’ dia.

Thylakoid


12’’ dia.

Time Invariant


33’’ dia.

Transcendental Function


16’’ dia.

Transduction


12’’ dia.

Transmeta


16’’ dia.

Transmutation


12’’ dia.

Ubiquitin


12’’ dia.

Uniport


12’’ dia.

Vega


33’’ dia.

Vesicle


12’’ dia.

Virion


12’’ dia.

Wave Propagation


33’’ dia.

Wobble


12’’ dia.

Zymogen


12’’ dia.

Stimulacra


30’’ x 30’’

Attenuated


18’’ x 18’’

Bounded Variation


48’’ x 48’’

Cipher


30’’ x 30’’

Chlorine Gleen


18’’ x 18’’

Clutch


18’’ x 18’’

Dichromate


18’’ x 18’’

Evoke


18’’ x 18’’

Flommox


48’’ x 48’’

Geyser


48’’ x 48’’

Hiccup


18’’ x 18’’

Lumo


18’’ x 18’’

Magma


48’’ x 48’’

Microfiche


18’’ x 18’’

Mumbo Jumbo


18’’ x 18’’

Nebulobb


48’’ x 48’’

Neuro


18’’ x 18’’

Peripheral


18’’ x 18’’

Polymerized Confusion


18’’ x 18’’

Random Access Float


18’’ x 18’’

Revoluptuous


18’’ x 18’’

Rotodynamic


18’’ x 18’’

Rouge


18’’ x 18’’

Seize


18’’ x 18’’

Superscalar


30’’ x 30’’

Ubber


18’’ x 18’’

Tempered Distribution


48’’ x 48’’

Thingamabob


18’’ x 18’’

Turbine


18’’ x 18’’

Adaptome


42’’ x 42’’

Application Noise


48’’ x 36’’

Bye Bye Blue Sky


23’’ x 60’’

Mag Flux


36’’ x 48’’

Metronode


23’’ x 60’’

Serotonin Simulcast 3.0


30’’ x 30’’

Teknis


42’’ x 42’’


Biography

Born in 1967 in Toronto and a graduate of OCAD and University of Guelph, multidisciplinary artist Franco DeFrancesca investigates the links between art and technology, using digital imaging to navigate between photography and painting. His vibrant coloured minimalist work acknowledges the colour field and geometric work of mid-to-late 20 century.

Franco DeFrancesca explores digital/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.

DeFrancesca’s artwork highlights the visual, temporal, and spatial qualities combined with the physical and tactile. 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.

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., Repsol, Encana and Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, AB), Rodin Law Firm Litigation Counsel (Calgary, AB), amongst others.

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