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FRANCIS DI FRONZO

Parallels
Opening May 31st, through June 22nd, 2019

About Francis Di Fronzo


The distinctive paintings of Francis Di Fronzo, portray the natural world with a sense of romance and mystery. It is also said that his work presents an uncomfortable mix of nostalgia and lamentation of the post-industrial American landscape. Adding further complexity to the diverse interpretations of his work, he blurs the line between truth and fiction by using trompe l’oeil techniques. He creates visual illusions to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as three-dimensional to reveal a convincing perspective of an imagined place.

Di Fronzo's pensive paintings are rife with both unseen and deeply felt forces: seemingly paradoxical impulses that are integral to his work. Though quite a few of Di Fronzo's paintings contain recognizably western elements, he's just as influenced by the east coast as the west ...

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Born in California, Di Fronzo received his BFA at the University of California, Fullerton, before moving to Philadelphia to attain a Master's degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Di Fronzo transforms the ephemera of American landscapes into visions of unwavering intensity, convincing us that even the most unassuming territory is never as straightforward as it initially appears. Eschewing nostalgia and ornamentation, Di Fronzo makes deceptively, marvelously complex work that allows us to see more and further than we thought we could.

Selected Awards and Honors


Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Painting, 2004
Stobart Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, 1998
Liquitex/Art in America University Award, 1993

Education


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: MFA

California State University, Fullerton: BFA

  • Solo exhibition 2016
 
 
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Available Work


Francis Di Fronzo, Now Too Dark to Speak
Now Too Dark to Speak
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 72CLICK FOR INQUIRY
Francis Di Fronzo, When the Night Came and Took Us, Part 3
When the Night Came and Took Us, Part 3
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 35 x 50CLICK FOR INQUIRY
Francis Di Fronzo, The Guest, Part 2
The Guest, Part 2
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 18 x 24CLICK FOR INQUIRY
Francis Di Fronzo, The Golden Hour, Part 3
The Golden Hour, Part 3
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 60CLICK FOR INQUIRY
Francis Di Fronzo, First Light Dillon Road
First Light Dillon Road
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 9 x 12CLICK FOR INQUIRY
Francis Di Fronzo, The Messenger
The Messenger
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 72CLICK FOR INQUIRY
Francis Di Fronzo, Study for Im Abendrot
Study for Im Abendrot
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 16 x 20CLICK FOR INQUIRY

Archive: Sold


Francis Di Fronzo, The Mystery
The Mystery
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 25
Francis Di Fronzo, The Station
The Station
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 22 x 18
Francis Di Fronzo, The Crossing, Part 9
The Crossing, Part 9
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 19
Francis Di Fronzo, The Passenger
The Passenger
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 72
Francis Di Fronzo, At Sunset, part 5
At Sunset, part 5
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 72
Francis Di Fronzo, Proof Of Life
Proof Of Life
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 25 x 55
Francis Di Fronzo, Study for Signs of Life
Study for Signs of Life
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 16 x 20
Francis Di Fronzo, At Twilight
At Twilight
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 72
Francis Di Fronzo, Coupled part 1
Coupled part 1
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 35 x 50
Francis Di Fronzo, Heroes and Ghosts
Heroes and Ghosts
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 31 x 49
Francis Di Fronzo, Drifting Floating, part 5
Drifting Floating, part 5
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 24 x 72
Francis Di Fronzo, Last Chance
Last Chance
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 24 x 49
Francis Di Fronzo, Nothing Starts Tomorrow, part 7
Nothing Starts Tomorrow, part 7
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 66
Francis Di Fronzo, Roys, Dawn
Roys, Dawn
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 60
Francis Di Fronzo, Rivals, part 2
Rivals, part 2
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 31 x 49
Francis Di Fronzo, The Prospector, part 7
The Prospector, part 7
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 60
Francis Di Fronzo, The Night is Always Falling, part 1
The Night is Always Falling, part 1
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 40
Francis Di Fronzo, The Valley of Shadow, part 1
The Valley of Shadow, part 1
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 32 x 72
Francis Di Fronzo, Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 30 x 62
Francis Di Fronzo, You Are The Sea
You Are The Sea
oil over watercolor and gouache on panel, 19 x 62