About & Contact
Francesca Bifulco was born in Southern Italy in 1986. In 2006, she moved to Rome to pursue artistic studies. In 2008, she started working in set design, special make-up effects and costume design. She started producing her first painting project “In The Crowd” in July 2012. Since January 2012 she lives and works between Italy and United States.
A.A. 2008 – 2011
Academy of Fine Arts – Set design, Rome, Italy
2009 – 2011
Make Up Carboni Studio – Special make up effects, Rome, Italy
A.A. 2006 – 2007
Academy of Costume and Fashion Design, Rome, Italy
IN THE CROWD SERIES
In The Crowd, is crowded with people. A lot of different lives put together in stand-by as a single mass. It is a sort of obsession, a passion, an attraction towards such intrinsic human blocks. I am deeply interested in all of those feelings that are enlivening body and soul of the crowd: assault, delirium, waiting, compactness, melting pot and the ungovernable. The crowd takes possession and control of the painting space, until choking space itself. It is horror vacui, probably. The crowd moves, acts and unites as of under the control of an abstract leadership. The crowd is self-controlled breeding and bringing into being an inner equilibrium. The crowd is composed by several people that are moving all together, everybody following the same rhytm, becoming one mass individual, emitting a single sound-noise. The project In The Crowd, produces it’s first painting in 2009 but it is in the summer of 2011 that the project is resumed and developed.
In The Crowd is a work in progress in full production.
In The Crowd is entirely produced with brushes (n.3/0 to n.20), acrylic paint, on large canvases at least three meters by two meters.