Artist of the Week
French-born abstract painter Francesco Ruspoli creates a vivid dialogue about movement, and the connection between his subjects and their environment, his larger than life paintings fill a room up with a rich narrative tackling social issues.
What are you currently focusing on? “My work is an exploration of relational space and its possibilities in contemporary society. Therefore I have been focusing on human relationships related to social classes, ethnicities, environments, and the impact of Social Medias have on these elements.I believe art is a reflection of civilization and evolution. Each society from the past is recognized through the art they have left behind. Visual art for me as an artist is the most important thing with music and writing that humans have done. Even religions would be supported by art to complement their beliefs. We would not be evolved humans without art.”
Have you experienced any significant changes in your work this last year? “I have experienced significant changes as I want to pass on a message in my work, which could be read and felt by the person looking at it. I want to lift their soul and their feeling and bring them happiness if I can. But I am still very intrigued by the way contemporary societies evolve. I am through my eyes and my brain trying to reflect on social environments, familial cells, and social classes. The characters do not have faces, but all the sensibility for each individual is created and expressed by the position of the human shape connected with others.My style, of course, has evolved with time. I can see and feel I am getting more mature in my creation and my creative journey. I could not live my life without painting.”
Where are you from, and how has that influenced your art? “I was born in France from a British mother and a Belgium father. Therefore my mixed background from Southern to Northern Europe has given me a wealthy platform related to the use of colors, human shapes, and volumes to create my art.”
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