Francesco Messina was born in 1979 in Catania, Sicily. In 2013 he moved to Milan, where he lives and works.
My work is a response to reality of the everyday chaos that creates the world. Every day, through the news media, I absorb a substantial dose of news causing me various splits of mind and streams of consciousness. In one day we remain passive to death, sex, politics and violence. This deconstructs my subjects, breaks them, placing them into a lake of thoughts that have no order, where I have the task of finding a balance. Using oil paint I can get that fullness which reflects the weight of the fracture inside me, and at the same time using ecoline I can communicate the lightness of transformation, of metamorphosis. In my work there lies a frantic search for stability. Because today everything seeks a balance, it’s mental, physical, or mechanical. In the end I feel that my job is ready when all the weights form a harmony of colors, such as a chemical formula, but chromatic.
Barbe Pop, Art City White Night Bologna, ChimicaZero
Bo Bosk vs Francesco Messina Show, Vault17 @ B., Amsterdam, by Thomas van de Meer Solo Show, Vault17 Art Gallery, BounceSpace, Amsterdam E pluribus unum, Avantgarde Art Gallery, Milano, by A. Beretta
Diverse Devianze – Devianze Diverse, Sala Messina, Catania