Gianluca Franzese -REFLECTIVE RADIATION – September 1st- 30th, 2015

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present, Reflective Radiation, a solo exhibition featuring Gianluca Franzese. Reflective Radiation will feature large-scale geometric paintings, which blend continuous patterns of color with dynamic metallic reflections. Reflective Radiation will be on view for the month of September with a reception for the artist, Thursday September 3rd from 5:30 -7:00pm. This will be Franzese’s first solo show at K. Imperial Fine art.

Franzese’s meticulous process incorporates traditional gilding techniques and a variation of mediums. Initially, Franzese covers the entire panel with aluminum, creating his blank canvas. With precision, Franzese engraves his geometric patterns directly into the panel creating an outline for the application of color and metal leaf. Reflective Radiation explores the notion of light and illusion while each painting plays with the viewer’s perspective with various grades of shimmer, illuminating the space.

Gianluca Franzese is an Italian-born American artist who has lived and worked in San Francisco over the past 14 years. The son of a jewelry maker and a pupil of the old masters of Italian art, Franzese started painting early on, moving through realist, expressive, and narrative styles. Franzese has exhibited in, California, Norway, Italy and London. Franzese holds a degree in painting and sculpture from the Florence Academy of Art.

Reflective Radiation will be on view for the month of September. For further information or to inquire about the work, please contact Director, Meghan Corso at 415.277.7230 or by email at K. Imperial Fine Art is located at 49 Geary, Suite 440, San Francisco, CA. Gallery hours are: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 5:00 and by appointment.