Denis Defrancesco

Denis Defrancesco

Denis Defrancesco
Bédarieux, 1954
Currently lives and works between Prague, Budapest and Aix-en-Provence.

About:
Self-taught, atypical, and iconoclastic, Denis Defrancesco uses a whole range of techniques and materials to give form to his ideas, fantasies, and anxieties.
A great ape in bronze, a giant plexiglass rabbit, a blow-up doll made of marble, a plastic Obama, a steel machine for slicing memories, a urinal in oil paint…
He keeps giving the world his own twist, transfiguring reality to tell us stories:
a childhood fear, a teenage memory, a passionate love affair, time fleeting, the body declining, death lurking.
It is pop, electric, often bold, and always free.

His work, both carnal and scientific, blends bronze with marble, paint with plexiglass, steel with plastic. He likes nothing more than mixing genres and spurning styles.

Denis Defrancesco is an exalted introvert, an exhibitionist full of modesty, who createsan eclectic, surprising, insolent, and personal body of work with his monumental sculptures, 3-D paintings, and metamorphosised idols.

A text accompanies each of his sculptures and paintings, like the key to a specific story.

Source: defrancescoart/About

Website:
defrancescoart.com

Press:
Alpi Fashion Magazine

Recent Exhibition:
GAA Foundation, Venice, 2017 Viva Arte Viva Biennial.

Artworks:
King Kong Balls
Bronze Sculpture -Blue Night Patina.
Mirrored Polished Part.
Guastini Foundry. Italy.
18K Gold Seal.
75x70x168 cm. 200 kg.

The Shark
Tondo Extra White and Grey Carrara Marble Italy.
210×33 cm (82,67×12,99 in)
800 kg (1763,70 lbs)
Signature Recto
Artist Seal in Gold 18K.
Edition 1/1.
Budapest / Carrara Workshop.
​©2017

The Pink Lady (big)
White Marble Sculpture Carrara Italy.
Pink Gold 18K Stud Piercing.
Diamond Clit Piercing.
Artist Seal in Gold 18K.
220x120x70cm.
(86.61×47.24×27.55In)
730 kg.(1609 lbs.)
Budapest / Carrara Workshop.
​2016-2017 Denis Defrancesco

The Pink Lady (small)
Sculpture Pure White Marble.
Carrara Italy.
61x37x17 cm.
24×14,56×6,69 In.
25 kg.(55,11 lbs.)
Artist Seal in Gold 18K.
Budapest / Carrara Workshop.
​©2017 Denis Defrancesco

Apollo Belvedere
4 Bust in White Onyx, Marquina Black Marble, Carrara White Marble, Carrara  Pure White Marble.
Flexi Coil Hose
Stainless Steel.
Artist Seal in Gold 18K.
70 kg.(154 lbs.)
Budapest / Carrara Workshop.
​©2017 Denis Defrancesco

Work In Progress – Robot milling and Hand Finishing work on the sculpture the Shark (Tribute to Damien Hirst) (Photo Laura Veschi):

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