Born in a family of artists, Franco Fasoli is one of the first urban artists active in Buenos Aires in the 90s under the alias JAZ. He quickly evolved toward muralism, at first representing icons of the Argentinian culture in a graphic figurative style.
Later, he turned to bestiary as a metaphorical pretext to a social and political message. Currently living between Barcelona and Buenos Aires, his works has enjoyed many exhibitions since 2013, in both America and Europe. His depiction of fighting zoomorphic characters raise issues related to identity and social division.
Franco Fasoli is a multifaceted artist obsessed with technical experimentation. In 2015, he put painting aside to make paper cut collages (most often mounted on canvas) in the way of Matisse. In 2016, he created a much-noticed 12-meter long mural with this technique at the MAC Lyon. The same year, he revealed another aspect of his skills at the Moscow Street Art Biennale with a sculpture that represented an upside down mounted policeman, standing as a metaphor of power overthrow in Russia, the use of polystyrene and polyurethane underlining the precarious and ephemeral nature of the latter.
On top of his studio work, Franco Fasoli continues to paint murals around the world, alone or in collaborations with fellow Argentinian Elian or his friend Conor Harrington. The exhibition “De afuera hacia adentro” (From the outside to the inside) is the result of a yearlong work and research. It gathers about twenty artworks of various techniques, from oil paint to paper collage on canvas, mixed media pieces and two brand new bronze sculptures.
The show runs up until 14th April 2018.