|Artist Name:||Francesco Barresi|
|Usual Style:||Semi Abstract Expressionist|
Francesco Barresi creates an off the wall art expression, with elements of the avant-garde offered within a minimalist but unique expression. Offering fun, speedy, charcoal sketches and live performance painting shows for corporate, Christmas, wedding, and other events or venues. Cutting edge artwork, with fun and unique, vibrant expression is offered with various subject matter.
Francesco feels that it’s important to constantly communicate with the public to create the most authentic artwork that will leave even the most hardcore critic with only positive remarks. There are two reasons firstly, Francesco loves the social aspect of creating art for others and secondly, creating art that others want (rather than just ONLY a muse) is a means of being a cut above of just HAPPY HANDS.
Francesco Art encompasses many aspects of artistic expression. People desire art for various occasions and usually it’s fun, sociable, and sometimes can be a whimsical experience. Art is a format as both entertainment and a form of stress relief. Too much art these days is seen as highbrow or highfalutin making it a deterrent for many to engage or experience it. Francesco Art aims to bring back the FUN in Art.
Over the last 2 decades I’ve been a travelling International Artist and teacher. Currently I’m back in Australia and am wanting to create more new fresh artwork in the signature style that I’ve developed via my international travel and experiences.
I’m a SALA Aussie artist. I’ve got a BA in Visual Arts from SA university as well as a Master’s in Education With art major from RMIT University in Melbourne.
EXHIBITIONS and art related work:
2014 Current ongoing, everyday public portrait sketch artist in countries such as China, Italy, Budapest, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Australia.
23rd October to 23 December 2019 Color Brown Exhibition, Jordan, Hong Kong
27th May 2019 Commissioned (portrait painting), Hong Kong.
12th May 2019 Commissioned (Yacht painting), Hong Kong.
16th April – 16 May 2018 London Erotic Art Exhibition (two paintings), London, UK.
2008 exhibited sculpture amongst the Tulip, Tessellar Tulip Festival, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
11 April 2013 Luo Qi (curator) International Art Exhibition, Xi Tang (one painting held in collection), Zhejiang, China.
Created and sold short film to TV production in the USA.
Organisation: The Smoking Gun Presents... Meetinghouse Productions Inc
2009 Offered to be aired on TV program for Sept 2009:
Double Time Productions C/O Renegade, LLC (Attn: Peter King)
121 W. Lexington Dr. Bldg 413, Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 480-3112
Sold two sculptures made of clear-casting –resin embedded with broken mirrors. The sculptures were male, female-head representations. These sculptures have been on display since 2002 and are still on display.
Commissioned to paint Fred’s Van in Graffiti style. Fred’s Van makes regular trips each week to give food to the needy. Painting Food Van Art for St Vincent DePaul charity in Adelaide.