Franco Di Cesare is an Italian artist currently based in London. He creates works which acts as an open dialogue, a platform for an everlasting conversation within the constructivist concepts of space, colour and forms. His mixed media geometric abstract paintings and wall sculptures compositions are painted in series, with the aim of creating an overall conceptual, plastic and dynamic connection through each new set of works.
Di Cesare was an artist in residency in the Bermondsey Project Space from 2010 to 2014. He now works from his studio in the East London.
Franco Di Cesare’s work slots itself in a predicament about futurism: ‘landscapes’ where the obsessive rhythm of the machines characterised by the total absence of the man predominates. But his machines are things without a precise identity (it might be said, maybe, fragments of things), because what the artist is interested in is the fame of the assemblage related to space. What props up are creations rich in dynamism within which the predominance of the colour blue gets interrupted by the lighting up of the reds, while the apparent precision of the shapes blends in a substantial allusion. But just because of this, his paintings also end up like a vision of potential topographic reliefs, a vision from above, substantially, where things lose their hypothetical, original identity turning into ambiguity: and the fragments never lose their reciprocal connection. In short, we are presented with a work and a research which deserves all our attention and appreciation.
Roberto Vitali, art critic 1990
Franco Di Cesare is born in Pescara, Italy.
Between “78 and “84 Franco attended the art school I.S.A.“N. Da Guardiagrele” in Chieti ( Italy). He was taught by Prof. Architetto G. Camillotti, “Disegno Geometrico” who instigated Franco’s interest in Constructivism, the Prof.ssa Bellelli “Storia D’Arte” and Prof.Sergio Mezzanotte “ Arti Plastiche”
From 1991 to 1996 Franco exhibit with Centro Lavoro Arte Milano, Italy.
From 2010 to 2014 he was an artist in residence in The Bermondsey Project Space, a Bow Arts and Crisis Uk collaboration. There he also ran workshops for the Crisis UK members and worked in the Bermondsey Project Gallery.
Franco has recently featured in the Aesthetica Magazine and in the Inside Artist magazine.
Currently, in 2017, Franco has a studio in the Bow Art Icehouse Court, Abbey Road, Barking, London
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- 17 June to 27 August 2017
“Bow Art Open 2017” The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
- 23 July to 12 August 2016
“Be kind Rewind” Stage 3 Hackney Empire–art event exhibition, 291 Mare Street London E8 1EJ .
- Nov-Dec 2014
“Annual Open” CGP Gallery London, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA
- Sep 2014
“Fin” Bermondsey Project Space, Willow Walk LondonSE1 5SF
- Aug 2013
“Without wall” The Guardian King Place, 90 York Way King’s Cross London N1 9GU
- Apr 2013
“Start 13” Bermondsey Project Space, Willow Walk LondonSE1 5SF
- Feb 2012
“Se1 Open Space” Bermondsey Project Space, Willow Walk LondonSE1 5SF
- November 2010
“The Smart Collection” Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H9LA 8-9-
- Oct 2010
“Art for Giving” Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s Headquarters, Kings Road, London SW3 4SQ
- May 2010
“In the City” Royal Commonwealth Club25 Northumberland Avenue London WC2N 5AP
- Dec 2009
“Glaxo Smith Klein show” GSK house Brentford Essex
- Jul 1995
“Anteprima 1995” Centro Lavoro Arte, Milano Italy.
- Jun 1995
“Parallele Virtuali Rifrazioni II“ Centro Lavoro Arte ,Milano Italy Jun 1994
“Parallele Virtuali Rifrazioni” Centro Lavoro Arte, Milano ( Italy )
- Jun- Jul 1993
“ Anteprima 1993” “ Centro Lavoro Arte,Milano ( Italy ) “Anteprima 1992” Berry College Gallery, Georgia ( Usa )
- Jul 1992
“Sovrapposizioni” Associazione Culturale Gabbiano , Pescara (Italy )
- Jun- Jul 1990
“Landscape II” along the ” XXIII Festival Due Mondi”, Spoleto ( Italy )
“Landscape “ Gallery Lotus, Amsterdam (Netherlands) Jun 1986
“La Sfera Esposizione “ Galleria La Sfera ,Pescara (Italy