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
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
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