Les Artistes

"La Gioia" october - december 2014 

Born in 1933 in Italy. Lives and works in Modena.

Geometric composition and a remarkable chromatic sensibility are at the core of Franco Fontana’s work. He began photographing in 1961, already in color, and became best known for his abstract color landscapes. Through his singular perception of nature he is capable of “organizing” elements in an apparently chaotic and disharmonic landscape. “I try to isolate in space and time all that is normally mixed up with an infinity of details. Extracting a few essential elements from the entirety that presents itself to the human eye is one of my inner requirements,” explains the artist. In Fontana’s images, the simplicity of the compositions contrasts with the lushness of the colors.