When I was a teenager, one of my favorite band was Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, meanwhile I use to hang around with Franco, who actually was considered “The Bad Seed” of our neighborhood, there was a lot of concern from friends and family about that, nobody could understand the unique way of Franco’s living, thinking, behaving; this strange individual was a want to be a painter, a poet, a philosopher. Nevertheless his paintings and philosophical view were appreciated , but his person not fully understood.
In 1988 Franco was introduced to the critic Roberto Vitali, from there Franco career and style start to shape, with works exhibit in Milan, Amsterdam, Spoleto, at this point Franco realized that probably Italy and our community was not suited for his career and personal development Now he lives and works as an artist in UK since 1997.
"LDI, which stands for Line Dimension Interconnection, and Icone are my working Lines, as one machinist monk incessantly working towards, I also consider that the working process itself is part of the actual final product.", this is how Franco shortly describe his works.
However one the result of him being “The Bad Seed” of our community, is that one little seed growth, fell down from the tree and one of the three roots of the Misfits Project Association was set.
Nov-Dec 2014 “Annual Open” CGP Gallery London, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA
Sep 2014 “Fin” “Made in Bermondsey” Bermondsey Project Gallery,46 Willow Walk LondonSE1 5SF
Aug 2013 “Without wall” The Guardian King Place, 90 York Way King's Cross London N1 9GU
Apr 2013 “Start 13” Bermondsey Project Gallery,46 Willow Walk SE1 5SF “Bow Art SE1 Open Show” Bermondsey Project Gallery, 46 Willow Walk SE1 5SF
Feb 2012 “Se1 Open Space” Bermondsey Project Gallery,
Jul 2011 “Bow Art SE1 Open Studio” Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow WalkSE1 5SF
Oct 2010 “Art of Giving” Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s Headquarters, Kings Road, London SW3 4SQ Less