A new group of works on canvas from the series Organic Pictures (2016-ongoing). Created with the lowest environmental impact possible, using only spontaneous vegetation picked from around the artist's studio and harnessed renewable energy for the printing process. Except for composition, the other estetica elements of the works are determined by natural substances, season of picking, geographic and climatic conditions. 

Francesco Fossati, Transfer [Sommacco], 2021, ecoprint on Organic Cotton

Francesco Fossati, Transfer [Sicilian Sumac], 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher and frame in Lebanese cedar wood from a controlled supply chain, 53 x 63 cm, ph. Cosimo Filippini

 twin transfer [Sommacco Siciliano]

Francesco Fossati, Twin Transfer [Sicilian Sumac], 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 50 x 60 cm

Francesco Fossati, Transfer 03

 

Francesco Fossati, Transfer3 [Sumac], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 30 x 40 cm

 

Francesco Fossati, Transfer 03

Francesco Fossati, Transfer3 [Sumac], detail, 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 30 x 40 cm

Francesco Fossati, Transfer2 [Sumac], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 30 x 40 cm

Francesco Fossati, Transfer2 [Sumac], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 30 x 40 cm

Francesco Fossati, Transfer4 [Sumac], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 30 x 45 cm

Francesco Fossati, Transfer4 [Sumac], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 30 x 45 cm

Francesco Fossati, Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation view at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation view at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation view at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Vaso Betulla, 2021, stampa vegetale su lino, 150 x 215 cm

Francesco Fossati, Vaso Betulla [Birch vase], 2021, ecoprint on linen, 150 x 215 cm, ph. Cosimo Filippini 

Francesco Fossati, Replica [Castagno], 2021, stampa vegetale su cotone biologico, telaio in abete fsc, cornice in cedro del libano da filiera controllata, 65 x 103 cm, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Replica [Chestnut], 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher and frame in Lebanese cedar wood from a controlled supply chain, 65 x 103 cm, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Castagno, 2021, stampa vegetale su cotone biologico, 98 x 142 cm

Francesco Fossati, Castagno, 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, 98 x 142 cm

Francesco Fossati, replica 2 castagno, 2021-22, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 80 x 50 cm

Francesco Fossati, Replica2 [chestnut], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 80 x 50 cm

Francesco Fossati, Replica2 [chestnut], 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 80 x 50 cm

Francesco Fossati, Replica2 [chestnut], detail, 2021-22, ecoprint on organic cotton, FSC fir stretcher, 80 x 50 cm

Francesco Fossati, Neve [Sommacco Siciliano], 2021, tintura vegetale su cotone biologico, 140 x 220 cm

Francesco Fossati, Neve [Sicilian Sumac], 2021, vegetal dying on organic cotton, 140 x 220 cm

Francesco Fossati, Triangles Liquid Amber, 2021, stampa vegetale su cotone bioligico, 150 x 233 cm

Francesco Fossati, Triangles Liquid Amber, 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, 150 x 233 cm

 Francesco Fossati, Triangles Liquid Amber, 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, 150 x 233 cm

Francesco Fossati, Triangles Liquid Amber, detail, 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, 150 x 233 cm

Francesco Fossati, Leaves Bar, 2021, ecoprint on linen, 95 x 120 cm - 02

Francesco Fossati, Leaves Bar, 2021, ecoprint on linen, 95 x 120 cm

Francesco Fossati, Riquadro [Robinia], 2021, stampa vegetale su cotone biologico, 140 x 220 cm

Francesco Fossati, Riquadro [Robinia], 2021, ecoprint on organic cotton, 140 x 220 cm

 

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Mirror Leaves is a series of works made with natural elements foraged in little anthropized places like woods, montains and in non-commercial crops, covered (partially or totally) with thin layers of natural materials from different origin, such as metal leafs, shellac and resins. In this way the sculptures are created imitating symbiosis between different natural elements, are these contaminations to define the final aspect of the works.
Tridimensional works are sometimes exhibited in a photographic limbo made with a drawing paper on a FSC wood shelf, bidimensional works are exhibited hanging to the wall lean over two brass head nails.

Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation view at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation view at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation view at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Liminal Wild Plants, 2021, installation views at Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Oro incenso e mirra, 2021, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh [in limbo], 2021, gold leaf, silver leaf and shellac on horse chestnut, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 70 x 45 x 60 cm, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh [in limbo], 2021, gold leaf, silver leaf and shellac on horse chestnut, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 70 x 45 x 60 cm

Francesco Fossati, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh [in limbo], 2021, gold leaf, silver leaf and shellac on horse chestnut, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 70 x 45 x 60 cm

Francesco Fossati, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh [in limbo], details, 2021, gold leaf, silver leaf and shellac on horse chestnut, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 70 x 45 x 60 cm

debark, 2021, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Debark [in limbo], 2021, gold leaf and shellac on wood, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 100 x 38 x 40 cm, ph. Cosimo Filippini

Francesco Fossati, Debark [in limbo], 2021, gold leaf and shellac on wood, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 100 x 38 x 40 cm

Francesco Fossati, Debark [in limbo], detail, 2021, gold leaf and shellac on wood, FSC plywood, metal and paper, 100 x 38 x 40 cm

Francesco Fossati, senza titolo (untitled), 2021, gold leaf and shellac on semi-dry leaves, ephemeral work, ph. Maria Luisa Antonelli

Francesco Fossati, silver palm leaf, 2021, foglia di palma, alluminio, gommalacca, acciaio e ottone, 46 x 114 x 15 cm - 01

Francesco Fossati, silver palm leaf, 2021, foglia di palma, alluminio, gommalacca, acciaio e ottone, 46 x 114 x 15 cm - 01

Francesco Fossati, silver palm leaf, 2021, foglia di palma, alluminio, gommalacca, acciaio e ottone, 46 x 114 x 15 cm - 01

Francesco Fossati, silver palm leaf, 2021, aluminum leaf and shellac on palm leaf, 46 x 114 x 15 cm

Francesco Fossati, sunflower, 2021, girasole, rame e gommalacca, 35 x 20 x 13 cm

Francesco Fossati, sunflower, 2021, girasole, rame e gommalacca, 35 x 20 x 13 cm

Francesco Fossati, sunflower, 2021, girasole, rame e gommalacca, 35 x 20 x 13 cm

Francesco Fossati, sunflower, 2021, girasole, rame e gommalacca, 35 x 20 x 13 cm

Francesco Fossati, sunflower, 2021, copper leaf and shellac on sunflower, 35 x 20 x 13 cm

 

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Oil paints handcrafted exclusively with natural substances of which I follow the transformation from raw material into pigment and the subsequent creation of the oil color. The tubes are shared with artists interested in experimenting with raw colors. Only tube number 00 of each batch of color produced is a work of art.
With the help of six curators (Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Saverio Verini, Lorenzo Madaro, Rossella Moratto, Dario La Mendola and Marta Cereda), the color sharing project has reached more than eighty artists of different generations including: Mimmo Paladino, Miltos Manetas, Luca Pancrazi and Michele Guido, Vedovamazzei, Luca Bertolo, Nazzarena Poli Maramotti, Matteo Fato, Paola Di Bello, Luigi Presicce and Giancarlo Norese (for the complete list see the bottom of the page)

lotto 01 - Tubetto 00

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Gray], Batch 01, Tube 00/12, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, ash and organic linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. Work exhibited at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe (NM), in the show Solstice: Create Art for Earth, curated by Judy Chicago.

lotto 01

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Gray], Batch 01, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, ash and organic linseed oil, 13 pieces each 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm

Lotto 02 - Tubetto 00

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Gray], Batch 02, Tube 00/11, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, ash and organic linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. Work exhibited at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome (IT), in the show Refolded. Percorsi Meta-Artistici

Lotto 02

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Gray], Batch 02, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, ash and organic linseed oil, 12 pieces each 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm

Lotto 03 - Tubetto 00

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Greige], Batch 03, Tube 00/32, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, beech ash and linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. Work exhibited at Kunsthalle Chiavari (IT), in the exhibition curated by Giancarlo Norese and Paola Pietronave. 

Lotto 03

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Greige], Batch 03, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, beech ash and linseed oil, 33 pieces each 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm

Lotto 04 - Tubetto 00

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Greige], Batch 04, Tube 00/10, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, beech ash and linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. Work produced at Riss(e) - Surplace in Varese (IT), in the exhibition D.O.P.O. curated by Rossella Moratto. 

Lotto 04

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Greige], Batch 04, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, beech ash and linseed oil, 11 pieces each 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm

Lotto 05 - Tubetto 01

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Greige], Batch 05, Tube 00/16, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, beech ash and linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. 

Lotto 05

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Ash Greige], Batch 05, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, beech ash and linseed oil, 17 pieces each 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm 

Lotto 06 - Tubetto 00

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Brown Milano], Batch 05, Tube 00/100, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, soil, medium veneziano and linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. Work produced at Parco Nord Milano with an action part of the exhibition From Discipline to Holobiont curated by Yiuxian Dong, Ko Yuhsin e Xiong Xiu. Take a look of the images of the action here

Lotto 07 - Tubetto 00

Francesco Fossati, Natural Oil-Colour [Spirulina Green], Batch 07, Tube 00/08, 2020, aluminum tube, paper, spirulina algae, medium veneziano, turpentine and linseed oil, 14 x 2,5 x 3,5 cm. 

spirulina green

spirulina green

spirulina green

Spirulina Green making stages

 

Full list of artist involved (continuously updated)

Alici Beatrice

Arienti Mascia

Bertolo Luca

Braida Thomas

Barbieri Mattia

Buffoli Giuseppe

Bongiorni Marco

Buratti Marina

Baldassarri Laura

Biratoni Cerase

Ciancimino Gabriella

Cristini Ermanno

Chiesi Andrea

Capolupo Anna

Calascibetta Momò

Carnevale Giada

Civitarese Adriana

Capellini Chiara

Colin Gianluigi

Cingolani Nada

Di Bello Paola

Di Matteo Gabriele

De Leva Luca

Dolz Michele

Dicorato Davide

Fato Matteo

Fariselli Cleo

Frangi Giovanni

Giunta Daniele

Ghita Iulia

Hirsch Debora

Kaufmann Massimo

Luger Federico

Luiselli Chiara

La Tassa Alberto

Manetas Miltos

Morsiani Enrico (Luca Rossi)

Magaraggia Andrea

Mosca Angelo

Muzzolini Bruno

Miele Yari

Mazzone Monica

Messori Matteo

Norese Giancarlo

Orrico Maurizio

Occa Alessandra

Paladino Mimmo

Luca Pancrazi + Michele Guido

Presicce Luigi

Politi Gianni

Poli Maramotti Nazzarena

Pirri Alfredo

Pietronave Paola

Pers Isabella

Pers Tiziana

Rolandi Alessandro

Rossi Marzia

Randazzo Diego

Roberts Martina

Riccio Sonia

Scarabelli Luca

Scalco Thomas

Saggion Paganello

Spera Stefano

Salvatore Nicola

Sabatini Odoardi Gino

Shariaty Negar

Tassinari Cristiano

Tosi Eloisa

Vedovamazzei

Vezzi Enrico

Vuolo Danilo

 

A group of small tridimensional works that occupy the space with easy geometric volumes. Sculptures are made with a combination of boiled paper and an assortment of leaves and other vegetal materials previously used for the production of ecoprints works. The result was modeled using a plastic crate originally intended for vegetables that impressed, on several faces of the works, a geometric gridded pattern.

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco Siciliano 08, 2021, varie parti della pianta del sommacco e carta, 18 x 17 x 7 cm c

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco Siciliano 08 [Sicilian Sumac Sculpture 08], 2021, various parts of sumac plant and paper, 18 x 17 x 7 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 10, 2021, varie parti pianta del sommacco e carta, 26 x 20 x 7 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 10, 2021, varie parti pianta del sommacco e carta, 26 x 20 x 7 cm a

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 10, 2021, varie parti pianta del sommacco e carta, 26 x 20 x 7 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 10 [Sumac Sculpture 10], 2021, various parts of sumac plant and paper,, 26 x 20 x 7 cm 

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Rosa, Acero e Ortensia 07, 2021, foglie e carta, 19 x 16 x 5 cm a

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Rosa, Acero e Ortensia 07, 2021, foglie e carta, 19 x 16 x 5 cm a

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Rosa, Acero e Ortensia 07, 2021, foglie e carta, 19 x 16 x 5 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Rosa, Acero e Ortensia 07 [Rose, Maple and Hydrangea Sculpture 07], 2021, leaves and paper, 19 x 16 x 5 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Robinia 12, 2021, foglie, rami e carta, 31 x 22 x 14 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Robinia 12, 2021, foglie, rami e carta, 31 x 22 x 14 cm a

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Robinia 12 [Acacia Sculpture 12], 2021, leaves, branches and paper, 31 x 22 x 14 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Castagno 14, 2021, foglie, rami e carta, 24 x 14 x 25 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Castagno 14, 2021, foglie, rami e carta, 24 x 14 x 25 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Castagno 14, 2021, foglie, rami e carta, 24 x 14 x 25 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Castagno 14 [chestnut sculpture 14], 2021, leaves, branches and paper, 24 x 14 x 25 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 09, 2021, foglie e carta, 16 x 10 x 7 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 09, 2021, foglie e carta, 16 x 10 x 7 cm

Francesco Fossati, Scultura Sommacco 09 [Sumac Sculpture 09], 2021, leaves and paper, 16 x 10 x 7 cm

 

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A new group of works on canvas from the "Organic Pictures" series, started in 2016 and consisting of works made with the lowest possible environmental impact, starting from natural materials collected from wild and alimurgic plants.

Francesco Fossati, rombo-dune (ortensia), 2020, tintura vegetale su cotone biologico e telaio in legno di riuso, 152 x 188 cm

Francesco Fossati, rombo-dune [ortensia], 2020, tintura vegetale su cotone biologico e telaio in legno di riuso, 152 x 188 cm

Francesco Fossati, Millennials (quercia vallonea e nespola), 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 100 x 138 cm

Francesco Fossati, Millennials [quercia vallonea e nespola], 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 100 x 138 cm

Francesco Fossati, Millennials (quercia vallonea e nespola), 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 100 x 138 cm

Francesco Fossati, Millennials [quercia vallonea e nespola], dettaglio, 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 100 x 138 cm

Francesco Fossati, Eucalipto, 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 137 x 200 cm

Francesco Fossati, Eucalipto, 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 137 x 200 cm

Francesco Fossati, Eucalipto, 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 137 x 200 cm

Francesco Fossati, Eucalipto, dettaglio, 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, 137 x 200 cm

Francesco Fossati, xxxx (eucalipto), 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, telaio in legno di riuso, 70 x 100 cm

Francesco Fossati, xxxx (eucalipto), 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, telaio in legno di riuso, 70 x 100 cm

Francesco Fossati, xxxx (eucalipto), 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, telaio in legno di riuso, 70 x 100 cm

Francesco Fossati, xxxx (eucalipto), 2020, ecoprint su cotone biologico, telaio in legno di riuso, 70 x 100 cm

Francesco Fossati, Sunpainting, 2018-2020, lino, 210 x 210 cm

Francesco Fossati, Sunpainting, 2018-2020, lino, 210 x 210 cm

Francesco Fossati, Sunpainting, 2018-2020, lino, 210 x 210 cm

Francesco Fossati, Sunpainting, 2018-2020, lino, 210 x 210 cm

Francesco Fossati, Pacciame [Mulch], 2020, ecoprint on organic cotton and wire, 64 x 102 cm

Francesco Fossati, Pacciame [Mulch], 2020, ecoprint on organic cotton and wire, 64 x 102 cm

Francesco Fossati, Pacciame [Mulch], 2020, ecoprint on organic cotton and wire, 64 x 102 cm

Francesco Fossati, Pacciame [Mulch], 2020, ecoprint on organic cotton and wire, 64 x 102 cm