Chemtrail Cocktail by Franco DeFrancesca

Pigment print & resin
48 × 48 inches
121.92 × 121.92 cm
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About the Work

Like a fragment of blurred film, abstract geometric shapes saturated in red, fuschia, violet, and blue flicker across this square archival chromogenic print. The image is mounted on a hand crafted multilayered wood base and the entire piece, front and sides, is precisely coated in high gloss resin. The work navigates the territory between photography and painting. "Recalling the hard-edged color-field and the elemental geometry of mid to late twentieth century post painterly abstraction, minimalism and op-art, these works use digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting, mixing references to photography, painting and television display technology." Combining craftsmanship with digital technology in an attempt to create a hybrid art object, the series call to mind 'the sophisticated ideal' of modernity, high technology and urbanity as desired both personally and culturally" Franco DeFrancesca A native of Toronto, Franco DeFrancesca graduated from OCAD in 1990 and returned to the University of Guelph in 2004-05 to further his studies after 15 years working as a graphic designer. Defrancesca's work is included in corporate and private collections across North America, Australia and Europe.

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