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Francesca Gagni

washes and soft pastels
Waresley

The shapes and forms the human body takes, are salient elements of my work.  They take full expression through the movement, the struggle and fluidity of bodies.

 I work with watercolour and ink washes to create a sense of space and time.  In my view humans are powerlessly caught in a vast system to which we are intimately connected and dependant on.

 In our world anything is never still, it is continuously changing in an everlasting cycle of regeneration.  This concept is reflected throughout my recent work, including the washes representing abandoned buildings, which also show elements of melancholy for the past and precarious hope for the future.

I also like working with soft pastels and mixed media.

About Me

I studied fashion design (1989-1994), where the drawing of the human figure was largely explored and stylised, In 2006 I obtained an NHC in fine art and I attended various life drawing classes which strongly contributed to develop my interest for life drawing.  I currently teach drawing and life drawing at Bedford Arts and Crafts centre.

Torres
Cascina Moleri
Stardust
Rise and Fall
Pinocchio
Stardust 1
Untitled