Francesco Gioacchini (1985, Loreto) lives and works in Berlin. Francesco studied editorial communication at the University of Macerata where he graduated in 2011; he attended the summer program in life painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2014 and in 2016 he worked on The Floating Piers, art installation made by Christo at Iseo Lake in Italy. In 2018 he graduated for a second time, obtaining a master’s degree in Painting with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata. In 2018 he presented his first solo show in Macerata, Francesco Gioacchini. Missing Days; during the same year he was awarded with the Premio Marche and his winning work has become part of the permanent collection of the Pinacoteca Civica in Ascoli Piceno. In April 2019 he was selected for an Art residency in Berlin with a final group exhibition at Green hill gallery. In 2020 he participated in several group exhibitions in the German capital, in the UK, and he has been selected as one of the finalists of Exibart Prize 2020. At the end of May 2021 he will be holding his first solo show in Berlin at Prenzlauer Studio.
“My research moves between drawing, painting and installation and my artworks are a reflection on the boundaries between painting and drawing, past and present, self and other. Starting from references linked to art history, literature and contemporary culture, I carry on a visual research made of collisions of meanings and media. My works show an overlapping and stratification of different elements; sometimes the figures are invaded and challenged by the spray that “claims” its own space, its own presence, in other cases the image appears taped, as a reference for a new work, in other works the painting looks like an exercise book, with notes, scribbles and drawings. There is always a contradictory tension, a juxtaposition of what is different, divided, separate. With a meta-painting approach, I focus on the aesthetics of opposites, of the different, trying to create a language where such dual elements can look at each other and merge.” — Francesco Gioacchini