Here is a preview of some of the work as well as install photo’s from Franco “Jaz”‘ Fasoli’s upcoming solo exhibition “Battlefield”. The exhibition which is hosted by Artifex Gallery located in Belgium will premiere an large body of new work from the artist. We have been a big fan of Jaz’s mural work and studio work for some time, this is an exciting exhibition as it features a wide range of mediums from drawings to large paintings. You are allowed into the process of Jaz and into his world, from the detail of his black and white work to the aggressive strokes of his figurative works. Then you are witness to refined paintings that complete the process. This brutality is represented also in his imagery of fighting figures and cultural themes from Argentina. We hope to have a complete recap soon to share with you. We only wish we could see this amount of work in person, but if you are lucky enough to live near the exhibition dont make the mistake of missing it.


JAZ-FRANCO FASOLI . Battlefield, Solo Show

Artifex Gallery . Oude Koornmarkt 53, 2000 Antwerpen

Opening Friday May 3rd at 6 pm
Exhibition runs from May 4th till May 26th 2013

Like many urban artists, Jaz (Franco Fasoli) began his creative career in the streets as a graffiti writer, and is recognized as one of the first major writers to begin working in the streets of Buenos Aires in the mid 1990’s.

Jaz’s style evolved over the years. He moved away from letter-based graffiti and began experimenting with figurative pieces inspired by Argentine culture. His change in direction made his art more accessible to the public, and encouraged by their positive reaction he continued to explore painting and muralism.

Having mastered aerosol, Jaz went on to experiment with new techniques inspired by his work in scenography, and his pieces became increasingly ambitious in scale and complexity. Through blending unconventional materials such as asphaltic paint and petrol, Jaz developed artistic techniques which enabled him to paint huge murals which resemble delicate watercolour paintings. His comfort working at enormous scales, his unique style and unconventional use of materials have set him apart from his contemporaries.

Recently Jaz’s focus on and off the streets has been on creating abstract representations of football hooliganism. This constantly evolving theme has featured Mexican “lucha libre” style wrestling figures with animal masks and part-man, part-beast figures locked in combat throughout the city.

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