Argentinian artist Francisco Bosoletti is currently touring around Europe where he recently painted a couple of interesting murals in Civitacampomarano, Italy and Valencia, Spain.
The first of them (image above) was titled “Resilience” and expresses according the artist’s feelings and thoughts about the city, a city where time stands still. It is a representation of what you can see beyond the surface, the city’s inner strength. The mural stands therefore as an ode to Civitacampomarano in Molise, Italy painted for this year’s CVTà Street Fest.
A somehow similar idea is developed in his second mural that, titled “Protégeme” (Protect me) and painted in Valencia, Spain, represents a continuation of Bosoletti’s love for experimentation and curiosity currently focusing on ‘negative paintings’ where the viewer, and the surrounding urban environment, play an active role in the process of building the final image.
The idea behind Bosoletti’s negative paintings is to highlight the fact that reality has different layers, layers we don’t always see, in order to make us reflect about the way we look at things, in a superficial way. Depicting a group of naked female bodies, just like in the first mural, the work is accompanied by a poem by Giuseppina Ottieri. Unfortunately it became a bit too much to translate it, so lucky you that speak Spanish!
Entra en mi casa, llévame hacia las playas lejanas y exuberantes, colora mis vestidos y mis ventanas, limpia el sudor de mi frente, toca con los tambores de tus ondas a mi familia y salvala de los peligros, rompe lo viejo y haz brillar lo nuevo, da paz a la espera sin aliento de las madres, alcanza a quien no puede moverse, haz florecer las plantas y corazones, déjame entrar en tus aguas saladas.
About the Artist
Francisco Bosoletti was born and raised in Armstrong, a small town in Argentina, where he currently lives and works. He started his artistic development as a child in art studios. He then graduated in 2010 as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer in the city of Rosario. His works, based on their learning in the classic style, show a great interest in human representation, varying in technique as the surrounding environment. Bosoletti often mixes the tulip with the human figure that as a result are transformed into totems, signals, arrows, and warnings whose aim is to preserve an idea of coherent humanity within the pictorial metaphor.
Next an interview with Francisco Bosoletti. Stay tuned!
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