Franco Bianchi was born in 1976 in Pescia, a town in the heart of Tuscany. His interest in painting has led him to attend the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Florence since 2002. In these years he deepens the themes most dear to him , those of Landscape and of Figure. Through the study of 19th and 20th century Italian and foreign masters, Bianchi devotes himself mainly to classical design. In 2006 he completed his studies at the Academy with honors. In the same year Bianchi attended a course to study figurative art at the Florence Academy in Florence.

Soon, in Bianchi comes the desire to research and experiment with new expressive channels. The study of past masters and contemporary artists stimulates him to develop an innovative and extremely personal communicative and expressive style. Bianchi expands his creative experience with a live analysis of the paintings by masters such as Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Vincent Van Gogh, Francis Bacon, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Giulio Aristide Sartorio and Giovanni Segantini.

The strong interest in the Divisionism of Georges Seurat and Paul  Signac, for Jackson Pollok’s Action painting and, finally, for the pictorial phases of hyper-realistic artists like Chuck Close, allow Bianchi to develop his own, original technique of decomposing the shapes, which has become the artist’s style, which transforms the painting into and abstract composition.

The creative project was born graphically, with the use of an iPad and an Apple Pencil. Bianchi first creates a digital sketch, which is then reported on canvas or on paper and, finally, painted with the classic method. The main subjects of his works are large and medium sized portraits.