The Art of Sculpting: Using Form to Express the Formless
Lorenzo De Francesco
I was born in Rome, Italy and lived there until I graduated as lab technician in chemistry, I attended one year at the Faculty of Geochemistry at the University of Rome. I left the country and I was employed three years in Frankfurt, Germany, as a lab technician, at the Faberwerk Hoechst. I then left Europe to visit and stay in the USA. I travelled from New York to San Francisco, settling in the Bay area for almost two years. I arrived in Vancouver and studied sculpture at the former Vancouver School of Art now ECUAD. Graduated with Honors in sculpture I came to embrace my new identity. So I always had a studio, a place to work. I supported my self and my family then entering the world of contracting as a craftsman. I had the privilege to work with and for well know designers, architects and various marble companies. In 1987 I had my first solo exhibition curated, encouraged and promoted by Allen Wood at The Contemporary Art Gallery. You can see the Catalogue from the exhibition here. Some of my sculptures were displayed and sold through the Bau-Xi Gallery.
I was at the Alexander Street Studio for many years. I then built my own studio on my property in East Vancouver. I continued to work in the studio balancing life and living as an artist. All my work after the period at the Art School has sprung from inner inspirations. It is the inspiration within that excites me. It motivates and dictates shapes, sizes and colors in sculptures that become dancing weightless forms beyond the world of rationality. LDF
Lorenzo De Francesco, Sculptor 655 N. Renfrew Street Vancouver, BC Canada V5K 4V9 tel. 604-2550991