Contemporary and modern Colombian painters, artworks and career of Colombian artist Diana Francia.
Resume, Biography, Exhibitions, Recognitions, and her artworks in museums and collections.
Description of her work and artist's statement
Curriculum, Biography, Exhibitions, Recognitions of Diana Francia. Her artworks in museums and collections. Description of her work and her artist statement
The Colombian painter Diana Francia Gomez Ordonez was born in Cali Colombia in the year 1970, from a descendant family of artists, in consequence, she began her passion and closeness with art at painting, since a very young age, in an authentic self-learned matter. Later Diana Francia began her studies in fine arts; therefore, her artistic career in which she has been strongly and continuously participating in a large number of collective and individual art exhibitions.
Her artwork has been exhibited in several countries, such as the United States, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia
Her endless hard work and deepest love for art have made her become an art and cultural manager and is one of the founders of "Kontemporánea Arte Itinerante / Gestión KontemporArte", entities dedicated to arts promoting in her country.
Because of her compromises within her work in the social aspect, she has been recognized as a benefactor and Godmother in the “Angeles de Luna foundation”
"Diana Francia as a good expressionist on her authenticity continuously has carried over the process of the German George Grosz and Otto Dix, plus the Colombians Angel Loochkartt, Umberto Giangrandi, Carlos Granada, Fabiola Alarcon, Mauricio Achury, Lorenzo Jaramillo, Cesar Correa and Henan Dario Correa with their imprint of Sensuality and eroticism.
As good night owls. Expressionists advance through the depths of the night, and fill their canvases and papers with worldly stars; who exhibit their mutant faces and their feminine masculine or androgynous spirit, like Birds of prey they see, they capture and extract their spirit."
Fernando Guinard, Director of the museum of art Erotic American.
"The technique that Diana Francia uses in her paintings has a high relevance, for the style that she proposes and by using two-phase dripping: a fluid that gives expressiveness and movement to the stroke, in an abstract or informal expressionist manner, and another controlled by a figurative nature with, where She draws the shapes and contours of Her compositions.
Her artwork gets to captivate and attract the attention of the viewer, plunging them into the deep aspects of a psychic and psychological universe, full of reflection and contemplation”
Edgar Estupiñán Master of Fine Arts - Cultural commentator
"Painting ... is entering a parallel world created by me ...
In the depths of my thoughts I love, I live, I feel, I dream and I miss, only in my mind, I am the owner and architect of that parallel, ephemeral and disturbing world, which I intend to capture in the canvases so that the viewer perceives them in an accurate way.
I want to capture, among other topics, the emotions and the states of the womans soul reflected in looks, faces, and bodies, some taken from me, others coming from my imagination or from my surroundings, and in them their different moods, sensations, feelings, doubts, and frustrations; in an expressionist figurative style with textures, paint drips and vibrant colors which allow me to give him the strength, spontaneity, and fluidity that this theme requires. This as a tribute and to document in some way the current situation of women showing through my works everything that goes beyond a naked body, as is the essence, value, sensuality, and eroticism. I wish to exhort women to love themselves regardless of religion, physicality, age or social status, to see ourselves with other eyes, that beyond the skin there is a soul that lives, dreams, longs, and feels.
My series "Body and Naked Soul", "My Parallel World", "Question of Faith", "Animals ... Beings of Light" and "Migrations ... from the Real to the Unreal"; they are portals of that parallel world, which allow me to bring what is in my mind to reality.
My favorite subjects are religious, portrait, figure, landscapes, animals and abstract.
They are paintings that represent my world and my circumstances, inner or outer experiences, feelings, places, life situations that remain in my mind, beings and moments that want to capture in my memory, thoughts that they want to transmit to others. All this reflected through the techniques of artistic painting; In a figurative expressionist style, with colors and textures that express my emotions and states of the soul, To make them I usually use canvases, although some are painted on wood. I work with oil and / or acrylic paint or mixed media technique, I use any medium that allows me to highlight my paintings; Using as a technique the spatula and/or controlled dripping of paint on the support used (Art Dripping)
Through my paintings, I want to achieve more and more inner freedom and creativity, letting myself carry out the imagination or the feeling of the moment. Taking what is in my mind, incorporating it spontaneously on the canvas so that the viewer perceives it correctly.
2016. HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF PEÑOL ANTIOQUIA Work "Tristeza" Mixed canvas 60X40 cm
2015. NICOLÁS HERRERA MUSEUM IN IBARRA ECUADOR Work: "Pensativa 3" Mixed on canvas 60x40 cm
2015. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF HUILA (MACH) Neiva, Huila. Work. "I Analyze You" Mixed Acrylic / Canvas 60x45 cm
2014. CONSUL GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN COLOMBIA Work. The Mixed Passion On Canvas 100x70 Cm USA
2014. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF MAZATLAN Mazatlán-México, Work "A la Espera" Mixed / cloth 60x40 CM
2013. FOUNDATION TEATRAL JULIO CÉSAR LUNA. Bogotá D. C. Work. Consentida Girl Acrylic / Canvas 50 x 70 cm
2013. MUSEUM OF AMERICAN EROTIC ART, MAREA. Bogotá D.C. Work. El Embrujo Mixta / Canvas 90x70 Cm
And in different private collections in Colombia and abroad.