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Name: Francesca Anfossi Determine relationship to...
Birth: 1980 Savona, Italy Father: Anfossi Mother:Antonietta Platt
Married: Eric Wragge
Children Born Died
Filippo Wragge 2011
Remarks: b. 1980. Italy
Moving from Italy to London in 1999, Francesca Anfossi has studied at Camberwell College of Art, Middlesex University and graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. Notable recent exhibitions include: 'Petrified Paper', Cardi Black Box, Milan, 2010; '...Goodbye Edleweiss', Concrete at The Haywood Gallery, London, 2009; 'Mirage', Bischoff/Weiss, London, 2008. In 2010 Anfossi was one of five artists short listed for the Converse/Dazed 2010 Emerging Artists Award.

Moving to London in 1999 Anfossi studied at both Camberwell College of Art and Middlesex University, finally graduating from the prestigious Slade School of Art's MFA Painting in 2008. Anfossi's work, using video, painting and sculpture, takes inspiration from the everyday and combines it with memories of her childhood, which she juxtaposes in varying forms of installation. The results are an idealised view of places she visited while growing up in a small tourist village, steeped in the emotion she has attached to them.

Using found imagery as the starting point for much of her work there is a nod towards the surreal with her bright, hazy collages which offer a contemplative, yet strangely optimistic, view of the world.

Concurrent with her dreamlike aesthetic, Anfossi quotes Iza Genzken, Fischli & Weiss, Ettore Sottsass and playful French film maker Michel Gondry amongst her artistic heroes, while stating her ‘artistic icon’ as none other than the family friendly yet subtely subversive Walt Disney.

Is there an artistic background in your family?
FA: Kind of, although we are more of a makers family. My father makes pesto, my twin brother wine, my other brother clothes and my mother ceramics.

Lives in Camden Town NW1 - with Eric Wragge

Email correspondence Feb 2016

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