Franco
DeFrancesca


Works

Auxiliary Function


18’’ x 18’’

Expansion Vessel


18’’ x 18’’

Pressure Monitor


18’’ x 18’’

Thermal Expansion


18’’ x 18’’

Derivative Doppelganger


20’’ x 72’’

Destabilized Perception


20’’ x 72’’

Lysenkothesium


20’’ x 72’’

Memory Mole


20’’ x 72’’

Pathnogenic Priming


20’’ x 72’’

Pollyanna Manna


20’’ x 72’’

Practical Delusions


20’’ x 72’’

Revelation of the Method


20’’ x 72’’

Sic Septus Tyranis


20’’ x 72’’

Silicon Voyeur


20’’ x 72’’

Sublimated Synthesis


20’’ x 72’’

Facilitated Diffusion


12’’

Taus


12’’

Lepton


12’’

Contour Flow


12’’

Radionuclide


12’’

Transduction


12’’ dia.

Retransmit


12’’

Network Flow


12’’

Transmutation


12’’

GoTo


12’’

Fragmented Nuclei


12’’

Electromagnetic Interaction


12’’ dia.

Collider


12’’

Antiparticle


12’’

Ring Accelerator


12’’

Synchrotron


12’’

Reaction Centre


12’’

Virion


12’’ dia.

Muon


16’’ dia.

Electromagnetic Field


12’’ dia.

Hydrolysis


12’’

Chloroplast


12’’

Cyanolumen


12’’

Zymogen


12’’ dia.

Mitochron


12’’

Prion


16’’

Integral Membrane


16’’

Memory Map


16’’

Intramolecular


16’’ dia.

Ubiquitin


12’’ dia.

Thrombocyte


12’’ dia.

Vesicle


12’’ dia.

Radio Delay


16’’

Indice


16’’

Support Function


16’’ dia.

Control Flow


16’’ dia.

Chromodynamic


16’’ dia.

Native Data


16’’ dia.

Chromatin


16’’ dia.

Hyperparameter


22’’

Reactive Flux


22’’

Jiggle


22’’

Polythene


22’’ dia.

Autopilot


22’’

Lumiscope


22’’

Osmosis


22’’

Cloud Container


22’’

Macroscopic


22’’

Flirt


22’’

Changeless


22’’ dia.

Twinkle


22’’

Telemetry


22’’

Thymos


22’’

Metron


22’’

Dynamic Conveyor


22’’

Roseus


22’’

Wave Propagation


33’’ dia.

Cyanotic


33’’

Neuralpath Epicentre


33’’

Pynknosis


33’’

Plastomatic


33’’

Time Invariant


33’’ dia.

Pseudoconvexity


33’’

Differential


33’’ dia.

Veilance


33’’

Virtual Tunnel


33’’

Resonance Energy


33’’

Borealis


33’’ dia.

Antares


33’’ dia.

Ionic Bond


33’’ dia.

Data Mine


33’’

Arcturus


39 1/4’’ dia.

Prism


39’’ dia.

Perpetual Enigma


39’’

Hypergeometric


39’’

Atomic Op


44’’

Counterintuitive Diffusion


44’’

Fulcrum


44’’ dia.

Gravity


44’’ dia.

Polygen


44’’

Rubiconem Suum


44’’

Bokanovsky Process


44’’

Polymem


44’’

Polynomial


44’’ dia.

Polyphen


44’’

Argon


51’’ dia.

Juice


59’’ dia.

Synthase


59’’ dia.

Lithium


59’’ dia.

Random Access Float


18’’ x 18’’

Holomorphic


18’’ x 18’’

Locking Differentials


18’’ x 18’’

Seize


18’’ x 18’’

Polymerized Confusion


18’’ x 18’’

Lumo


18’’ x 18’’

Staring Spell


18’’ x 18’’

Revoluptuous


18’’ x 18’’

Neuro


18’’ x 18’’

Axial Turbines


18’’ x 18’’

Metamorphose


18’’ x 18’’

Noctambulous


18’’ x 18’’

Microfiche


18’’ x 18’’

Mumbo Jumbo


18’’ x 18’’

Stimulacra


30’’ x 30’’

Cumulative Frequency


30’’ x 30’’

Cipher


30’’ x 30’’

Bounded Interval


30’’ x 30’’

Geyser


48’’ x 48’’

Magma


48’’ x 48’’

Bounded Variation


48’’ x 48’’

Flommox


48’’ x 48’’

Tempered Distribution


48’’ x 48’’

Metronode


23’’ x 60’’

Mag Flux


36’’ x 48’’

Adaptome


42’’ x 42’’

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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