Francesca Borgo is a self-taught Italian painter. Art gives her the chance to shape life around her own values, her personal way to feel and act free. She loves to paint abstract landscapes, and daily outdoor walks are her main source of inspiration: She finds balance and freedom in retracing her steps, enjoying the lights, diving into the smallest details of the scene.
In many of her paintings Francesca loves to enrich the representation adding textural effects, using acrylic colours, gesso, acrylic resins mixed to sand. She likes to use both dense and diluted colours – preferably earthy natural tones – to shape nuanced and subtle effects, while with metallic pigments she creates light reflections. This technique allows her to bring depth and tension to the painting, generating contrasts – smooth and grainy, fine and coarse, matte and shiny, light and shadow – that she tries to combine into a global feeling of gracefulness and balance. The coexistence of additional sensory aspects is her way to invite the viewer to embrace not only the visual, but also tactile and temporal dimensions into their experience, to ‘play’ with the painting and, perhaps, to imagine what is not even there.
Francesca also loves to use digital painting techniques for image creation and manipulation. This technique allows her to represent the subtle struggle of our inner world from a different angle and to experiment new compositions, chromatic ensembles and multifaceted light effects.
Her works are mainly influenced by modern and contemporary artists. In particular she’s drawn to abstract expressionists such as M. Rothko, J. Pollock; neo-expressionists like A. Kiefer; abstract artists such as Zao Wou-Ki. She also loves the works of masters such as J.M.W. Turner and C. Monet.