Franco
DeFrancesca


Works

Facilitated Diffusion


12’’

Uniport


12’’ dia.

Radiosonde


12’’ dia.

Transmutation


12’’ dia.

Radionuclide


12’’ dia.

Transduction


12’’ dia.

Fragmented Nuclei


12’’

Fission


12’’ dia.

Electromagnetic Interaction


12’’ dia.

Virion


12’’ dia.

Wobble


12’’ dia.

Authorization Access


16’’ dia.

Electromagnetic Field


12’’ dia.

Chloroplast


12’’

Zymogen


12’’ dia.

Thylakoid


12’’ dia.

Ubiquitin


12’’ dia.

Thrombocyte


12’’ dia.

Vesicle


12’’ dia.

Indice


16’’

Exponent


16’’ dia.

Exponential Distribution


16’’ dia.

Hadron


16’’ dia.

Transcendental Function


16’’ dia.

Memory Operand


16’’ dia.

Muon


16’’ dia.

Support Function


16’’ dia.

Control Flow


16’’ dia.

Intramolecular


16’’ dia.

Microcontroller


16’’ dia.

Opcode


16’’ dia.

Chromodynamic


16’’ dia.

Native Data


16’’ dia.

Transmeta


16’’ dia.

Chromatin


16’’ dia.

Revive


22’’

Instruction Cache


22’’

Electron Accelerator


22’’ dia.

Polythene


22’’ dia.

Lumiscope


22’’

Fluoron


22’’ dia.

Synchron


22’’

Poly Macro


22’’ dia.

Impedance


22’’ dia.

Reactance


22’’

Macro Focus


22’’

Changeless


22’’ dia.

Evangelion


22’’

Nucleosynthesis


22’’ dia.

Dynamic Conveyor


22’’

Roseus


22’’

Neuronetic


33’’

Wave Propagation


33’’ dia.

Emulsion


33’’ dia.

Cyanotic


33’’

Nerve Centre


33’’ dia.

Proton


33’’ dia.

Punknosis


33’’

Cytoplasmic


33’’ dia.

Thixotropic


33’’ dia.

Time Invariant


33’’ dia.

Differential


33’’ dia.

Veilance


33’’

Vega


33’’ dia.

Ecstacy


33’’ dia.

Borealis


33’’ dia.

Antares


33’’ dia.

Ionic Bond


33’’ dia.

Arcturus


39 1/4’’ dia.

Prism


39’’ dia.

Neutron Star


39 1/4’’ x

Atomic Op


44’’

Polynomial


44’’ dia.

Phenotypic Plasticity


44’’

Pivot Axis


44’’ dia.

Counterintuitive Diffusion


44’’

Fulcrum


44’’ dia.

Hypnopaedium


44’’ dia.

Sequential Access


44’’ dia.

Gravity


44’’ dia.

Interneuron


44’’ dia.

Argon


51’’ dia.

Purple Nurple


51’’ dia.

Juice


59’’ dia.

Synthase


59’’ dia.

Lithium


59’’ dia.

Articulated Axel


18’’ x 18’’

Chlorine Gleen


18’’ x 18’’

Random Access Float


18’’ x 18’’

Ubber


18’’ x 18’’

Seize


18’’ x 18’’

Polymerized Confusion


18’’ x 18’’

Lumo


18’’ x 18’’

Clutch


18’’ x 18’’

Thingamabob


18’’ x 18’’

Dichromate


18’’ x 18’’

Rouge


18’’ x 18’’

Evoke


18’’ x 18’’

Revoluptuous


18’’ x 18’’

Neuro


18’’ x 18’’

Attenuated


18’’ x 18’’

Rotodynamic


18’’ x 18’’

Hiccup


18’’ x 18’’

Turbine


18’’ x 18’’

Metamorphose


18’’ x 18’’

Noctambulous


18’’ x 18’’

Microfiche


18’’ x 18’’

Mumbo Jumbo


18’’ x 18’’

Peripheral


18’’ x 18’’

Diffusion Code


30’’ x 30’’

Stimulacra


30’’ x 30’’

Superscalar


30’’ x 30’’

Cipher


30’’ x 30’’

Geyser


48’’ x 48’’

Magma


48’’ x 48’’

Bounded Variation


48’’ x 48’’

Nebulobb


48’’ x 48’’

Flommox


48’’ x 48’’

Tempered Distribution


48’’ x 48’’

Metronode


23’’ x 60’’

Bye Bye Blue Sky


23’’ x 60’’

Mag Flux


36’’ x 48’’

Application Noise


48’’ x 36’’

Serotonin Simulcast 3.0


30’’ x 30’’

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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