Franco Lippi- Biography
A child of Italian parents from the city of San Pier d´Arena, as a young boy he joined his father (a photographer) in his quest for urban locations and themes to be manifested in images.
He studied art in Susana Monje, Enrique Aguirrezabala, Raúl Ponce and Jesús Marco’s workshops and also participated in Luis Felipe Noé´s artwork analysis workshop.
Lippi exhibited his works in museums and cultural centers of Argentina, such as the Municipal Museum Eduardo Sívori of the city of Buenos Aires (“Museo Municipal Eduardo Sívori de Buenos Aires”), the Latin American Contemporary Art Museum of the city of La Plata (“MACLA de La Plata”), the Borges Cultural Center of the city of Buenos Aires (“Centro Cultual Borges de Buenos Aires”), the Konex Foundation of the city of Buenos Aires (“Fundación Konex de Buenos Aires”), the Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez Provincial Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Fe (“Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez de Santa Fe”), the Santa Fe Visual Arts Municipal Museum (“Museo Municipal de Artes Visuales de Santa Fe”), the Fine Arts Museum of the city of Tandil (“Museo de Bellas Artes de Tandil”), the Juan Victoria Auditorium of the province of San Juan (“Auditorio Juan Victoria de San Juan”), the Malvinas Cultural Center of the city of La Plata (“Centro Cultural Malvinas de La Plata”), the Visual Arts Center of the city of La Plata (“Centro de Artes Visuales de La Plata”) and the Auditórium Cultural Center of the city of Mar del Plata (“Centro Cultural Auditórium Mar del Plata”).
Lippi collectively participated in national and international art fairs, such as the “Toronto International Art Fair” (TAIF) and the “Statems Museum for Kunst” in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as Biennials and Salons, receiving the First National Prize in the May 2010 Salon awarded by the Government of the Province of Santa Fé.
Part of Lippi´s work is owned by private collectors, museums and foundations such as the Fine Arts Museum of the City of Tandil (“Museo de Bellas Artes de Tandil”), the Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez Museum (“Museo Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez”), the Eduardo Sívori Museum (“Museo Eduardo Sívori”), the Latin American Contemporary Art Museum of the city of La Plata (“MACLA”), the Banco Ciudad Foundation (“Fundación Banco Ciudad”), the Konex Foundation (“Fundación Konex”) and the Quilmes Foundation (“Fundación Quilmes) among others.
During the years 2010/2011 Lippi will be presenting the REvelaciones Exhibit, which will rotate through the following museums: the Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez Fine Arts Museum of the Province of Santa Fé (“Museo de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez en Santa Fé”), the Sívori Museum of the city of Buenos Aires (“Museo Sívori de Buenos Aires”), the Main Hall of the Timoteo Navarro Fine Arts Museum of the Province of Tucumán (Sala Mayor del “Museo de Bellas Artes Timoteo Navatto de Tucumán”), and which will end in the
Municipal Fine Arts Museum of the city of Tandil (“Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Tandil”).
This artist´s works of art express the behavior of the materials on the canvas both in big scale as well as in small format pieces. Through the expressive presence of color and texture, shapes arise, which contrast with the medium used. Lippi´s continuous experimentation renders the materials he uses to not always be the conventional ones. This is why his works vary from the purely two-dimensional and achromatic expressions, going through works of reduced palette, resulting in an explosion of visual and tactile textures that burst with color.
Traducción: Valeria Fatala Chaben
Traductora Pública de Inglés (U.C.A)