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Francesco Diotallevi

Senigallia, Italy

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

Represented by

    Sayato , Virtual Gallery - IT


Works by Francesco Diotallevi

Fauno con il mal di schiena


Paintings , Acrylic

120 x 80cm


Francesco Diotallevi (8 January 1971 – Senigallia) pop artist, contemporary painter. He lives and works in Italy, in the province of Pesaro Urbino. From an early age, Francesco showed a deep interest in drawing, in love with the characters created by the cartoonists Bonvi (Bonvicini) and Jacovitti. Drawing is for him an activity through which to escape and develop stories. He attended the School of the Book of Urbino, Animated Drawing department, where he improves the technique of graphics and animation, characterizing elements of his creative research in the years to come. In 1995 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, in this period of study he began to combine the knowledge gained in Urbino with Emilian painting and culture to develop his own style. Since 2000, he definitively abandons the informal style and begins to tell stories on canvas full of irony, sometimes irreverent, inspired by childhood fairy tales, literature or simply everyday life. He uses simple language for quick and immediate reading. The characters are treated with the linearity of a logo, with the simplicity of an “emoji” and the colors almost always without shades. Ironic and irreverent, the corrosive declinations of the smile find a narrative dimension in Diotallevi’s painting. “The canvases become single shots, the single frame of a film or the torn page of an entire book, they represent only a part of the story to leave the viewer the thankless task of imagining a beginning and an end” Since 1997, Francesco has taken part in numerous exhibitions in various Italian cities, collaborates with art galleries and exhibits his works at international exhibitions and fairs. He collaborates with magazines as an illustrator and carries out promotional campaigns for companies.