Frances Marco was born in Alboraia in 1972. He studied in the Escuela de Artes y Oficios of Valencia, specializing in Artistic Illustration. Later, he abandoned the use of paper to fully focus on canvas, discovering his real passion: painting.
He finds inspiration in the Great Masters of the XV Century. He studied them closely, their figures, faces…. to finally reveal a close and personal Renaissance, where the materialistic elegantly retreats to reveal the immortal world of mystic shapes.
He uses collage: using Valencian silk on wood. The Mediterranean art is his inspiration and classical sculpture is a key reference in his most recent artistic works.
Techniques known as no pintado or despintado (unpainted) can be observed in his art. To the naked eye, this can be appreciated as a void in his composition, but this is a strategy used by the artist to create mystery: it is the beholder who paints, who finishes the painting during his observation.
The pictorial composition is deliberate, it is a delicate balance of tension and weight seeking equilibrium.
He also finds inspiration in nature to express himself as an artist, such as floral details, green spaces… with the objective to offer the spectator a living world.
Cities are an endless source of inspiration, urban landscapes with large everydayness value, its people, its streets, its building, and of course, the Mediterranean light overwhelming Valencia, creating its cosmopolitan and traditional character.
Lastly, always extremely faithful to reality, portraits, where the artist is meticulous in every detail showing his versatility in pictorial arts.
ARTES Y OFICIOS DE VALENCIA.
2020 International exhibition VIRTUAL MUSEUM MUNDOARTI
2018 Exhibition VHOME STUDIO. VALENCIA
2014 Exhibition «ELENA MIRO». VALENCIA
2014 Exhibition «HOTEL LA ROSALEDA». MONTANEJOS
2013 Mural painting in «Cafetería librería UBIK CAFÉ». VALENCIA
2010 Exhibition «GALERÍA DE ARTE PUCHOL». VALENCIA
2009 Exhibition in the “LA CAIXA”. Sucursal ALBORAYA
2008 Exhibition in the “LA CAIXA”. Sucursal ALBORAYA
2007 Exhibition “Centro Comercial EL SALER”. VALENCIA
2006 Exhibition “Casa de la cultura José Peris Aragó”. ALBORAYA
2006 Exhibition “Mitg any faller”. Cauce del río Turia. AJUNTAMENT DE VALENCIA
2005 Exhibition in the “LA CAIXA”. Sucursal ALBORAYA
2005 Exhibition “JUNTA MUNICIPAL DE CIUTAT VELLA”. AJUNTAMENT DE VALENCIA
2004 Participation “FORUM DE BARCELONA 2004 con FAPCI” (Fudació d´ Ajuda i Promoció de les Cultures Indigenes). BARCELONA
2004 Exhibition “Sala de Expocicions, SALA DE ARTE COMPTE DE ZANOGUERA” . ALBORAYA
2003 Exhibition “11 Artistes Plástics ,11 mirades” . ALBORAYA
2001 Exhibition“GALERÍA DE ARTE GABERNIA” .VALENCIA
2001 Exhibition in ALBORAYA
2000 Exhibition “GALERÍA DE ARTE GABERNIA” .VALENCIA
2000 Exhibition “L´horta” una cultura viva. ALBOARAYA
1998 Circuito de cooperación Cultural “ L´horta nord”
– Sala d´exposicions La Marina. EL PUIG
– Sala d´exposicions de l´Ajuntament. MELIANA
– Sala d´exposicions del Centre Social i Cultural. MASAMAGRELL
– Sala d´exposicions del Teatre Capitolio. GODELLA
– Saló de plens de l´Ajuntament. ALBORAYA
– Sala d´exposicions de la Casa de la Cultura. PUÇOL
– Sala d´esposicions de la Casa de la Cultura. TAVERNES BLANQUES