Thorium Sensor

More Works By Franco DeFrancesca Pigment print & resin
30 × 30 in 76.2 × 76.2 cm

About Thorium Sensor

The bold contemporary and brilliantly colourful work of Franco DeFrancesca is rooted in minimalism, colour field and the geometric works of the mid to late 20th century.

This piece appears almost ‘psychedelic’--pulsating rings of neon colour in green, blue, red, yellow, purple and white are framed in bright red. DeFrancesca creates a digital image which he prints and mounts on a plywood panel. When finished with a high gloss resin, the image appears to be 2-dimensional. Each image is unique—produced only once. The name ‘Thorium’ refers to a radioactive chemical element.

“I’m playing with colour of light, depth of field and inherent in that is a rhythm that’s being created—there’s a temporal quality to it and it’s not fixed, it’s not a fixed moment. It’s always alive in that sense.” Franco DeFrancesca

Franco DeFrancesca is a graduate of OCAD and the University of Guelph. He has created sculpture/installations, photography, digital art and sound since 2004. DeFrancesca explores links between art and memory, history and technology and uses digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting. DeFrancesca has exhibited and been collected in North America, Europe and Australia.