FRANCESCO LIETTI

BIOGRAPHY

Francesco Lietti has been living in Hong Kong since early 2006 and his love of this vibrant, eclectic city is immediately apparent in his works, which derives from the mnemonic imagery of the artist, who lives in symbiosis with the themes of travel and discovery.

When first visiting Hong Kong in the summer of 2005, the painter experienced an overwhelming sensation: fascinated by the variety of colours, the rich smells and the plethora of images, he was drawn to return and stay. This exciting metropolis is something you cannot just put into a frame: something would spill out, something would be missing; one can catch the details, but he or she would never be able to capture the entire picture. The artist portrays this through simple and direct forms: he paints naïve visions that often have a humorous quality, describing the city in an almost caricatured magnificence. Through the use of striking colours the painter captures the essence of Hong Kong’s famous harbour skyline and makes it his own. His paintings hover between reality and fantasy; using strong blocks of paint to represent the buildings, Lietti also includes smaller patches of textured colour, which dance across the cityscape, giving it that dream-like, ephemeral quality. The artist works in acrylic and oils on canvas and also adds collage to give his paintings texture and depth. He then finishes his pieces with a thick, glossy resin, further enhancing the brightness of the colours.

Lietti also captures the colours and delights of other Asian destinations. The lush greens of Vietnam and Bali, the golden sunsets of Rajasthan, the deep blue seascapes of the Philippines; these are just some of the many places he has visited and experienced. The artist gives us rare glimpses, merging reality with a far away magical world.

Francesco was born in Lecco, on the southern shore of Lake Como in Italy. He studied architecture in Milan and furthered his studies in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts, La Seine and also at the Clerkenwell College of Printing in London. His works are featured in private collections worldwide.

EXHIBITIONS

2020 artist residency | the hari hotel | hong kong
2020 affordable art fair | hk arts collective | hong kong
2020 artist residency | langham hotel | hong kong
2020 artist residency | parklane hotel | boundless artists collective | hong kong
2020 deTour design festival | kliparta | hong kong
2020 "lung on road" group show | hk arts collective | hong kong
2020 "colors of asia" solo show | pazta | hong kong
2020 "old buildings" solo show | campo marzio | hong kong
2019 garden of the artisans | y loft | hong kong
2019 affordable art fair | arts de siam | singapore
2019 "divergent" group show | kambal gallery | hong kong
2019 "colors of asia" solo show | kc100 art space | hong kong
2019 "twenty-five" group show | the rotunda | hong kong
2019 "colors of asia" solo show | art macao | macao
2019 affordable art fair | arts de siam | hong kong
2019 asia contemporary art show | macey and sons | hong kong
2019 "+852" group show | la galerie paris 1839 | hong kong
2018 "salon 1 + 1 : artist exchange" | city transit | hong kong
2018 shenzhen art fair | macey and sons | shenzhen
2018 affordable art fair | aad gallery | singapore
2018 asia contemporary art show | macey and sons | hong kong
2017 solo show | our gallery | hong kong
2017 asia contemporary art show | macey and sons | hong kong
2017 asia contemporary art show | macey and sons | singapore
2016 asia contemporary art show | macey and sons | hong kong
2016 ospitalita’ italiana x art | bene | macau
2015 art gallery week | yan gallery | hong kong
2015 group show | deodato arte | milano
2015 art appreciation event | ifc | hong kong
2015 the voice of the street | chinese university | hong kong
2015 art ‘n life show | gallery suppoment | seoul
2015 affordable art fair | yan gallery | hong kong
2015 asia hotel art fair | yan gallery | hong kong
2015 creativity and space | lingnan university | hong kong
2014 affordable art fair | deodato arte | singapore
2014 "via hong kong" group show | ame gallery | barcelona
2014 ospitalita’ italiana x art | assaggio | hong kong
2014 art walk | yan gallery | hong kong
2014 "hong kong hong kong" solo show | yan gallery | hong kong
2014 affordable art fair | yan gallery | hong kong
2013 ospitalita’ italiana x art | messina | hong kong
2013 asia contemporary art show | gallerie koo | hong kong
2013 affordable art fair | yan gallery | hong kong
2013 art walk | yan gallery | hong kong
2012 "colorful world" solo show | gallery by the harbour | hong kong
2012 affordable art fair | yan gallery | hong kong
2011 "colors of asia" solo show | yan gallery | hong kong
2010 "love hong kong" solo show | hk fine art gallery | hong kong
2010 love asia solo show | the fringe club | hong kong
2009 group show | culture club | hong kong
2008 group show | the fringe club | hong kong
2008 group show | galleria luigi proietti | venezia
2007 solo show | sense 99 | hong kong
2007 brixton urban art | Josephine avenue | london
2005 group show | spazio rossana orlandi | milano
2005 featured artist | skylark gallery | london
2005 islington art & design fair | angel | london
2005 solo show | medcalf | london
2004 solo show | bettie morton gallery | london
2004 solo show | sun and doves | london
2003 solo show | the lounge | london
2003 brixton open | bettie morton gallery | london
2003 solo show | paralax gallery | london
2003 brixton urban art | Josephine avenue | london
2002 solo show | il pendolo | como

ARTIST SHOP

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Francesco Lietti - "Always In Motion" - Signed Limited Edition of 25

Francesco Lietti - "Always In Motion" - Signed Limited Edition of 25

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Francesco Lietti - "What, Not Enough?"

Francesco Lietti - "What, Not Enough?"

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Francesco Lietti - "Black White Red & Yellow"

Francesco Lietti - "Black White Red & Yellow"

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Francesco Lietti - "Chosen Few" - Signed Limited Edition of 25

Francesco Lietti - "Chosen Few" - Signed Limited Edition of 25

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Francesco Lietti - "Macao International"

Francesco Lietti - "Macao International"

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Francesco Lietti - "More Dim Sum"

Francesco Lietti - "More Dim Sum"

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Francesco Lietti - "Coming Soon" - Signed Limited Edition of 25

Francesco Lietti - "Coming Soon" - Signed Limited Edition of 25

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Francesco Lietti - "Looking For Beauty"

Francesco Lietti - "Looking For Beauty"

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Francesco Lietti - "All For Rent"

Francesco Lietti - "All For Rent"

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