Franco
DeFrancesca


Works

Burst


18’’ x 18’’

Harmonic Overlay


18’’ x 18’’

Suspension


18’’ x 18’’

Rhythmic Throbb


18’’ x 18’’

Self Illuminating


18’’ x 18’’

Ultraviolet


18’’ x 18’’

Entheogen


18’’ x 18’’

Syncopated Interval


18’’ x 18’’

Comfort Zone


18’’ x 18’’

Einstellung


18’’ x 18’’

Cognitive Dispersion


18’’ x 18’’

Hippocampus


18’’ x 18’’

Meditatio


18’’ x 18’’

Immanence


18’’ x 18’’

Interoceptive


18’’ x 18’’

Semantic Memory


18’’ x 18’’

Stimuli


18’’ x 18’’

Blink


18’’ x 18’’

Karmeleon


18’’ x 18’’

Silent Weapon


18’’ x 18’’

Exteroceptive


18’’ x 18’’

Synapse


18’’ x 18’’

Totem


18’’ x 18’’

GoTo


12’’

Network Flow


12’’

Retransmit


12’’

Thermodynamic Field


12’’

Control Flow


16’’

Polyphonic Sensitizer


44’’

Support Function


16’’

Telemetry


22’’

Metron


22’’

Thymos


22’’

Data Mine


33’’

Ionic Bond


33’’

Hypergeometric


39’’

Transmutation


12’’

Argon


51’’

Twinkle


22’’

Juice


59’’

Transduction


12’’

Radionuclide


12’’

Antares


33’’

Hyperparameter


22’’

Reactive Flux


22’’

Resonance Energy


33’’

Facilitated Diffusion


12’’

Atomic Opera


44’’

Taus


12’’

Contour Flow


12’’

Muon


16’’

Borealis


33’’

Arcturus


39 1/4’’

Synthase


59’’

Virion


12’’

Prion


16’’

Reaction Centre


12’’

Cyber Polygon


44’’

Symbiotic Confusion


44’’

Jiggle


22’’

Veilance


33’’

Prism


39’’

Polythene


22’’

Virtual Tunnel


33’’

Hydrolysis


12’’

Chloroplast


12’’

Pseudoconvexity


33’’

Zymogen


12’’

Mitochron


12’’

Method Crystal


16’’

Osmosis


22’’

Autopilot


22’’

Differential


33’’

Time Invariant


33’’

Bokanovsky Process


44’’

Lithium


59’’

Rubiconem Suum


44’’

Electromagnetic Field


12’’

Intramolecular


16’’

Wave Propagation


33’’

Multiphase Transport


22’’

Fuel Cell


22’’

Ubiquitin


12’’

Changeless


22’’

Flirt


22’’

Vesicle


12’’

Chronomancer


16’’

Thrombocyte


12’’

Chromatin


16’’

Resonance Field


16’’

Gravity


44’’

Velocity Field


39’’

Neuronal Reflex


44’’

Electromagnetic Interaction


12’’

Fragmented Nuclei


12’’

Ring Accelerator


12’’

Synchrotron


12’’

Antiparticle


12’’

Collider


12’’

Semipermeable


44’’

Dyno Bot


22’’

Roseuem


22’’

Pynknosis


33’’

Neuralpath Epicentre


33’’

Plastomatic


33’’

Perpetual Enigma


39’’

Polygen


44’’

Polyphen


44’’

Fulcrum


44’’

Radio Diagnostic


16’’

Sequential Spectrum


16’’

Memetic Motion


16’’

Thermal Expansion


18’’ x 18’’

Nuclei


18’’ x 18’’

Crypto Code


30’’ x 30’’

Immobilize


18’’ x 18’’

Staring Spell


18’’ x 18’’

Lumo


18’’ x 18’’

Flommox


48’’ x 48’’

Polymerized Confusion


18’’ x 18’’

Seize


18’’ x 18’’

Tempered Distribution


48’’ x 48’’

Stimulacra


30’’ x 30’’

Atomistic Simulation


18’’ x 18’’

Computational Domain


18’’ x 18’’

Bounded Interval


30’’ x 30’’

Geyser


48’’ x 48’’

Mumbo Jumbo


18’’ x 18’’

Microfiche


18’’ x 18’’

Holomorphic


18’’ x 18’’

Locking Differentials


18’’ x 18’’

Random Access Float


18’’ x 18’’

Ubber


18’’ x 18’’

Twilight


18’’ x 18’’

Morphogenetic


18’’ x 18’’

Expansion Vessel


18’’ x 18’’

Revoluptuous


18’’ x 18’’

Bounded Variation


48’’ x 48’’

Neuro


18’’ x 18’’

Rotodynamic


18’’ x 18’’

Inhalation


18’’ x 18’’

Cumulative Frequency


30’’ x 30’’

Metronode


23’’ x 60’’

Mag Flux


36’’ x 48’’

Adaptome


42’’ x 42’’

Teknis


42’’ x 42’’

Pathnogenic Priming


20’’ x 72’’

Destabilized Perception


20’’ x 72’’

Memory Mole


20’’ x 72’’

Derivative Doppelganger


20’’ x 72’’

Revelation of the Method


20’’ x 72’’

Lysenkothesium


20’’ x 72’’

Practical Delusions


20’’ x 72’’

Sic Septus Tyranis


20’’ x 72’’

Silicon Voyeur


20’’ x 72’’

Sublimated Synthesis


20’’ x 72’’


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 the mid-to-late 20th 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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