Franchesca’s Art

“As Franchesca Ocampo Swartzberg, I blend diverse techniques to provoke contemplation on global challenges. Inspired by renowned artists, I infuse dynamism and diversity into my creations, urging reflection on technology's impact and conveying a dramatic, futuristic message.”

1 The artist with her work Virtual Prison - 36”x 24. Cellphone Sculpture, Multi-mediums, acrylics, oil paint. Metalique paint, metal paint, color clay, polymer clay, ceramic clay, gesso paint, Epoxy Resin.

Franchesca Ocampo Swartzberg, born on June 3, 1974, is an artist from Bogota, Colombia. In 1996, she embarked on a journey to Atlanta, GA, USA, to pursue her artistic aspirations, initiating a disciplined practice of canvas painting. Through the exploration of various techniques and the playful integration of diverse materials and styles, she has honed her proficiency across multiple mediums, establishing a robust presence in the realm of decorative art.

Subsequently, inspired by renowned artists, she embarked on a journey infused with a sense of drama and allure. Among the esteemed figures who fueled her admiration were Liliana Porter, Mike Winkelnann, and Gerald Garouste.

Her aspirations extend to ensuring that her art is witnessed by a broad audience capable of grasping the depth of her message—provoking contemplation and analysis of the challenges facing our current and future planet.

Franchesca’s artistic journey is characterized by empirical and experimental exploration. As a self-taught artist, often referred to as an "invisible artist" in a society that overlooks and neglects those without formal opportunities, she has adeptly seized chances to garner recognition and project her achievements thus far.

Known among her clients, acquaintances, and patrons as an outgoing artist, she infuses dynamism and intriguing diversity into her work. Her creations showcase a diverse world, incorporating a myriad of elements and standing out for the profound message aimed at guiding future generations through insightful reflection on the issues plaguing our contemporary world.

I-Pollen, 36”x 24. Cellphone Sculpture, Multi-mediums, acrylics, oil paint. Metalique paint, metal paint, color clay, polymer clay, ceramic clay, gesso paint. plastic figurines, Epoxy Resin.
Close Up I=Pollen, 36”x 24. Cellphone Sculpture, Multi-mediums, acrylics, oil paint. Metalique paint, metal paint, color clay, polymer clay, ceramic clay, gesso paint, Epoxy Resin.
In the I-Clouds, 36”x 24. Cellphone Sculpture, Multi-mediums, acrylics, oil paint. Metalique paint, metal paint, color clay, polymer clay, ceramic clay, gesso paint, Epoxy Resin.
Close Up In the I-Clouds, 36”x 24. Cellphone Sculpture, Multi-mediums, acrylics, oil paint. Metalique paint, metal paint, color clay, polymer clay, ceramic clay, gesso paint, Epoxy Resin.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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