Antonio Franchi was born on June 23, 1968 in Siena.

He studied classics, graduated in Law and attended an advanced painting course at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan. He lives and works in Milan and Florence.
He starts to design and paint in adolescent in Siena, inspired by figurative themes. He is close to the Master Roberto Corsini, figurative painter, in the Lipari’s suggestive frame, in the 80/90’s. In Siena, in the 90’s, meets Antonio Tropeano, an expert in moderm and contemporary art, informal painter and sculptor, with whom he starts to study the colours.

In 1998 he is in London, where he starts studying informal painting art and in 2001 he is in New York where becomes familiar with American artists. In 2006 meets the Florentine painter Alvaro Baragli and at that time rises the “aerial synthesis”, abstract Expressionism inspired by the use of Google Maps and Google Earth.
The expression is showed through lit luminosity and coloristic backgrounds supported by an idea of the geometry.
In each painting the presence of the subject (the site) is only perceived, proposing to everyone, through the work’s title, his reading and empathy in his own experiences and memories.

M O R E

Solo exhibition

2017 Banca Generali S.p.A., Milan, “sintesi aerea VI”

2016 Coronari 111 Art Gallery, Rome, “sintesi aerea V”

2016 Centrarte Mediterranea, Caminetto d’Arte, Rome

2015 Galleria del Palazzo-Coveri, Florence

2008 Art Bar “20”, Milan

2007 Zoe, Florence

Collective exhibition

2018 Palazzo Bastogi, Florence (as a finalist at XXXV^ edition of “Premio Firenze”)

2017 Spectrum Art Show Miami

2017 International Biennial of Art and Culture of Rome

2017 “Art at the time of 57th Venice Biennale”, Zenobio Palace, Venice

2017 “Shapes and Color”, Museo del Colle, Viterbo

2017 “The Traveller”, MCollective – Sheraton Diana Majestic, Milan

2017 Seventh Contemporary Art Review, Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso

2017 Sensazioni Artistiche, Fifth Edition, Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna

2017 Mediolanum Art Gallery, Padua

2017 Expo Bologna 2017, Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna

2016 Mediolanum Art Gallery, Padua

2016 Accorsi Arte London, Le Dame Gallery, London

2016 Diocesan Museum of Terni (Premio Città di Terni)

2016 Art Parma Fair, Parma

2016 The Art’s Seasons, Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna

2016 Coronari 111 Art Gallery, Rome

2016 Expo Bologna 2016, Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna

2016 Caffè Giubbe Rosse, Florence (as a finalist at XXXIII^ edition of “Premio Firenze”)

2015 Spectrum Art Show Miami

2015 Scuderie di Villa Borromeo d’Adda di Arcore

2015 Galleria Pisacane Arte, Milan (“Ode to Food”)

2015 Artexpo 2015, New York

2015 Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi

2015 Palazzo Bastogi, Florence (as a finalist at XXXII^ edition of “Premio Firenze”)

2014 Don Alfonso, Hotel Shangri-la, Dubai (“Dubai Contemporary Art Exhibition”)

2014 Palazzo Rota-Ivancich, Venice (“Spoleto Arte incontra Venezia” by Vittorio Sgarbi)

2012 Reali Poste degli Uffizi, Florence (8^ edition of “Arte per la Ricerca Fiorgen”)

2011 Padua, 22^ Modern and Contemporary Art Fair