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Francesca Bifulco is a painter born in Paestum, Southern Italy in 1986. She holds a BFA in Visual and Performing Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2008, she started working in set design, special make-up effects and costume design. She produced her first painting project “In The Crowd” in July 2011. Since January 2012 she lives and works in the United States, based in Los Angeles, California.
Academy of Fine Arts – Set design, Rome, Italy
Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts
2009 – 2011
Make Up Carboni Studio – Special make up effects, Rome, Italy
2006 – 2007
Academy of Costume and Fashion Design, Rome, Italy
My paintings are figurative, but only by way of the subject, which is mainly crowds of people. I have a bit of an obsession with people coming together and crossing paths, forming a single entity. However, this is where the figurative nature of my work ends and the abstract begins; in my brushstroke. An eye will never be a realistic eye, a mouth will never be a real mouth, but two, three, four, ten intercrossing lines that form these shapes. In this sense I want to create a work that can be appreciated up close as much as it can be from afar. Yet experienced in two completely different ways. My paintings are mainly inspired by real people I experience. Although, these people are rarely people I can say I have met, they are more often complete strangers. I am mostly interested in facial expression and body language. I focus on how people fit into the environment, how it absorbs them, how the individual fades indistinguishably into the mass.