Francesco Carozza

Born in Treviglio (BG) in 1974. Lives and works in Milan.

Francesco Carozza’s words are an exciting narrative translating the world of dreams into the tangible dimension: as he says, “from dream to reality”.

This is how we can fully enter the world of his own personal pictorial language, allowing ourselves to be led by the open dialogue between the space in which we view it and the matter itself, through a vibrant, energetic colour palette. Francesco Carozza has attempted to bring about conceptual and phenomenological change, and his works on display in the exhibition propose this revelation. His dream is translated into paint on the basis of a surprising construct: in a pure, snow-white space, material enough to conquer and overcomes two-dimensionality, dots of colour stand out, hypnotising the beholder, capturing the eyes and fascinating the mind, making colour stand out not only through its two-dimensional form but through its substance, its mass, making it alive in the present and persistent in the future.

“La realtà di un sogno”, “the reality of a dream”, is therefore something that Francesco Carozza has made ‘truer than true’ in what must in turn be considered ‘the serious game of art’.

Francesco Carozza held his solo show “The reality of a dream, colour and its shape” in Milan’s Galleria Seno in 2018, and his work was exhibited in the same gallery as part of the 2019 “Champagne Party” exhibition and event. In 2019 he also exhibited at “Art Miami”, on the same dates as Art Basel Miami in Florida.

In 2020 and 2021 Francesco Carozza showed his work in the “Spectrum” exhibition at Cortesi Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland as well as exhibiting in the same gallery’s location in Milan, Italy.

In 2021 he began to be represented by Novalis Contemporary Art Design in Hong Kong and China.

Francesco Carozza’s works are exhibited in a number of collections in Europe, the United States and China.

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Art Critic
by Azzurra Immediato

The words of Francesco Carozza are an exciting narrative that translates a dreamlike dimension into something tangible, or rather, ‘from a dream to reality’ as he himself envisaged it.

It is in this way that we can fully enter his painterly language, letting ourselves be pulled into the dialogue opened between useable space and the material through an energetic, vibrant colour palette.

Francesco Carozza provides a new way of seeing traditional artistic relationships and subconscious tension, otherwise nestled in the most distant corners of the psyche. If, all of a sudden, this tension has emerged in all its intensity, it has also shattered that which seemed unalterable. From his special viewpoint, the painter was thus able to observe the intangible and then translate it into reality, working as if by alchemy, perhaps even perturbing in its appearance.

Carozza has attempted to bring about change related to both concepts and phenomena, and his work in the exhibition offers such a revelation. The translation of his dream into painting was carried out according to a surprising construct: within a pure, snow-white space, textural and palpable enough to conquer and overcome two-dimensionality, points of colour stand out, hypnotising the viewer, capturing his gaze and captivating his mind.

The first interaction with the paintings takes place through perception. It is, indeed, through the senses that we come to understand these pieces, where each colour expresses a different feeling. Everything comes to the surface with uncommon energy, the bastion of a much deeper, dreamlike dimension that, in its journey to the tangible universe, sets out on an incredible adventure.

Nevertheless, in his experimentation, Francesco Carozza lets an interesting kind of plurality come through, a process aimed at seeking out ideal beauty and, as such, ready to go as far as universal intrigue. In a similar study, concepts heretofore considered sacrosanct find a new, inspiring form in the strength of the colours and in the character of the materials. The traces that Francesco Carozza leaves on the canvas (an allegory of creative necessity) make it possible for him to dare, choosing constant change, welcoming varied external influences in an extraordinary connection between gesture and imagination.

A Dream Come True, thus, is what Francesco Carozza has made ‘truer than true’ in that which, at times, must be considered the ‘serious game of art’.