Archive for January, 2013

SETTING FIRE TO THE SNOW

Hello everyone

A very cold and white weekend in London, so to warm up after the preparations for my exhibition in Croydon (which start on Monday) I resumed working on my latest, ‘On Fire’.

Enjoy and hope you have a nice weekend and keep warm

Francesco

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FROM THE STARS: CROYDON CLICK CLOCK GALLERY 21st January – 5th February 2013

FROM THE STARS

By

Francesco Jacobello

This colourful series of drawings started around 2008. It is the 3rd time I approach the Zodiac Signs in my work.

The first series was created between 1999 and 2000, when I decided to use glass paint on plexiglass as my basic technique. The works were exhibited at a gallery in Caltagirone (Sicily), a town famous for its production of fine ceramics and pottery.

Eight years later, a series in white pastel on black paper came to life to be followed by this 3rd series.

My fascination with the Zodiac and constellations has been with me since I can remember…

Because of the flexibility effect and finally the crisp and striking result, I decided to work with mixed media on this series: “Black biro pen, ink and pastels on core colour paper.”

The choice of different background colours was suggested by the four Elements of each Star Sign: “ FIRE, WATER, AIR and EARTH”, except for Scorpio, where I deliberately chose a bright yellow background. First, because I wanted to bring to a greater prominence this misinterpreted Star Sign and also I wanted to treat myself, as this is the Constellation I was born under.

Finally I hope that in my interpretation of each Star Sign you will recognize some of your own personal characteristics.

Then from a later series, STUDI CLASSICI, comes a work influenced by a sculpture from the Renaissance artist Giambologna, currently at the V&A Museum in London and by far my favourite classical work in that collection.

ENJOY !

Francesco Jacobello

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RITRATTI SCRITTI: EXHIBITION FROM 5th to 31st OF JANUARY

Dear all,

My latest Exhibition, Ritratti Scritti, is starting from today and running for 4 weeks at the Becket Gallery (inside Brentwood Library) in Essex.

I invite you to come and have a look at this series that gave me a lot of pleasure to work on and would be wonderful to share with as many people as possible.

Hope you enjoy it

Best

Francesco

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New design

Hello everyone

recently I have had, by chance, found an application and we started working on new designs for the header image of the blog, the facebook fan page and the website that will be launched later in 2013.

Have a look and hope you enjoy it

best

Francesco

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Artistic fireworks, Happy 2013 to everyone!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!

2013 started quite busy, with just a little rest to welcome what promises to be a great year!!

I am now working at 4 different works for Graphitology and the latest one is giving me a great deal of pleasure and challenge: “On fire”.

Hope you enjoy and wish you all a wonderful 2013!!!!

with wishes of Love, happiness and everything good we all deserve in this life

Francesco

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