Organic Pictures 2016 - 2017

Organic Pictures is a project composed of a series of works on canvas made to have the lowest environmental impact possible. The images are made with an ecological printing technique that makes it possible to permanently transfer onto canvas the pigments of botanical materials like leaves, roots, fruit, vegetables, berries, etc. The fabrics utilized are made with vegetable fibers like cotton and linen, while the stretchers are in spruce from areas of certified reforestation, or in recycled materials.
Every part of these works is assigned the same importance and is treated in the same way, even those not visible to the viewer. As a result, the works are small ecosystems inside which my role as an artist is marginal; I simply arrange the organic material on the canvas. Every other characteristic of the work is determined by the natural substances themselves.

 

Francesco Fossati, 07 (savoy cabbage and radicchio) (from the series Organic Pictures), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 90 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 07 (savoy cabbage and radicchio) (from the series Organic Pictures), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 90 x 135 cm

07 (savoy cabbage and radicchio), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 01 (Banana tree), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reforestation spruce, 95 x 145 cm

Francesco Fossati, 01 (Banana tree), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reforestation spruce, 95 x 145 cm

01 (Banana tree), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reforestation spruce, 95 x 145 cm

Francesco Fossati, 03 (red cabbage), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 90 x145 cm

Francesco Fossati, 03 (red cabbage), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 90 x145 cm

03 (red cabbage), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 90 x145 cm

Francesco Fossati, 16 (beetroot), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 16 (beetroot), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

16 (beetroot), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 05 (red cabbage), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 05 (red cabbage), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

05 (red cabbage), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 02 (beetroot), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 95 x 145 cm

Francesco Fossati, 02 (beetroot), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 95 x 145 cm

02 (beetroot), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 95 x 145 cm

Francesco Fossati, 14 (yucca), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 80 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 14 (yucca), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 80 x 135 cm

14 (yucca), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 80 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 15 (hydrangea), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 15 (hydrangea), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

15 (hydrangea), 2016-2017, ecoprint on linen, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 10 (Banana tree), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

Francesco Fossati, 10 (Banana tree), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm

10 (Banana tree), 2016-2017, ecoprint on organic cotton, stretcher in reused spruce, 85 x 135 cm



Photographs © Nicholas Cazzaniga