francesco igory deiana

Francesco Igory Deiana


Francesco Igory Deiana
Francesco Igory Deiana
November 12, 2015
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Francesco Igory Deiana is an artist from Milan, Italy, known for his large ballpoint drawings on paper. He began working in ballpoint pen for practical reasons but later moved on to other media. Deiana is also interested in videos, bleach and photo paper, installations, found objects, sculpted wood forms, and photographs.

The artist moved from his hometown of Milan to San Francisco, California at the age of 21. His artistic career started with graffiti.

Ballpoint on card stock

Francesco Igory Deiana - Untitled, 2012
Francesco Igory Deiana – Untitled, 2012

Deiana has exhibited his works in shows at galleries in Europe and the United States, along with artists such as Barry McGee, Todd James, and Stephen Powers. Some of the venues where he exhibited include CULT gallery in San Francisco, United States; and Minna Gallery in San Francisco, United States.
His first German solo exhibition was titled On Thin Ice, and it centered around his understanding of humanity, identity and society. Geometric drawings are juxtaposed with figurative images to show the conceptual and emotional instability of the world.

From his solo exhibition Free Fall at The Popular Workshop in San Francisco

Francesco Igory Deiana - Untitled, 2013
Francesco Igory Deiana – Untitled, 2013

Francesco has been influenced by the artists such as Leo Saul Berk, Pat Steir, Lucio Fontana, Jay Defeo, Sol Lewitt, Clare Rojas, Mario Schifano, Barry McGee and Joan Jones. He likes to embrace the contrary and the unexpected.

Francesco Igory Deiana lives and works in San Francisco, United States.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2015Haptic Render Cult, San FranciscoSolo
2013Free FallThe Popular Workshop, San FranciscoSolo
2013Wider Than A PostcardBreeze Block GalleryGroup
2012Domesticated SoulsAlice Gallery, BrusselsGroup
2012More LightParklife Gallery, San FranciscoDuo
2012Fine LineWorkshop Gallery, VeniceGroup
2012On Thin IceRuttkowski 68 Gallery, CologneSolo
2011Let's Go Bombing TonightV1 Gallery, CopenhagenGroup
2011ContemporariesGalleria Patricia Armocida, MilanGroup
2011Locals OnlyRVCA Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2010Hot FreaksMinna Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2006In The StreetsXpo Gallery, MilanGroup