The work of Luca Francesconi (1979) examines natural processes found in the food chain and food production. The subject of (natural) transformation, such as decomposition or various processes of fermentation and their symbolic value, serve as a point of departure for examining contemporary modes of production and consumption. Tied to the medium of sculpture and sculptural installation, Francesconi brings together various types of natural elements, which echo the formal aspects and functioning of the human body, while emphasizing our fading relation to nature and its ecosystems. By proposing new – environmentally sustainable alternatives of production and consumption, Francesconi aims to resuscitate our relation to land and the environment at large.
The work of Francesconi has been featured at la Biennale di Venezia – 54th Int Art Exhibition (Venice, Italy), Palazzo Strozzi (Florence, Italy), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), MAMbo Museum (Bologna, Italy), 67 Steps (Los Angeles, USA), Kunsthalle Lissabon (Lisbon) and Rowing (London), among other.
His work is in the collections of MAMbo Museum (Bologna, Italy), MAN – Museo d’Arte della Provincia di Nuoro (Italy), CAN – Centre d’art Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Musée d’art du Valais (Sion, Switzerland), LAM – Lisser Art Museum (Lisse, the Netherlands), The Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection (Brussels), Agovino Collection (Naples, Italy), Petignat Collection (Geneva, Switzerland), Ernesto Esposito Collection (Naples, Italy), and Ovidio Jacorossi Collection (Rome), among other.