Francesco Barocco
Untitled, 2017
Terracotta sculpture, graphite on paper
40 x 20 x 20 cm (wooden plinth 130 x 40 x 40 cm)
Francesco Barocco

Francesco Barocco’s art cannot be easily summarized in terms of themes or languages but it is, first of all, identifiable by an attitude that reflects the daily demands of work carried out in the space of his studio, in a search for a sense of authenticity of creation that cannot help but entail continuous new approaches. He forgets neither traditional techniques, particularly engraving, nor history—the totality of images from ancient to modern art, Western and otherwise, which he fully and freely draws upon as a patrimony all his own. It is as if a universal museum, in the manner of Malraux, an infinite atlas of works, were covering the walls of his studio, opening them up to a world of references that is simultaneously total and subjective.

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