BIOGRAPHY

 

Andrea Fraschina was born in 1971 in Lugano (the Italian part of Switzerland).

He started painting at a young age, he graduated in Political Sciences at University of Lausanne and has held several positions within international companies.

Today he lives and works in Switzerland. Andrea Fraschina aka ART BY FRASK is a self-taught artist, his art-work takes its energy from the ‘do it yourself’ punk philosophy of the 70’s, a mix of styles and the hip-hop of the 80’s.

These underground cultures share the same revolutionary and rebellious spirit, whose creative impulses come directly from the street. He collaborates with music groups who project his paintings at concerts and use his drawings for their logos; for him, painting and music are inseparable. His art-work belongs to the large family of abstract painting.

ART BY FRASK uses materials recovered from warehouses and recycles them. He creates surfaces for his paintings with paper, cardboard, metal, upon which he applies sprays and other acrylic paints, which he scratches, polishes, nails and transforms.

On his abstract canvas it is a raw improvised energy, whilst at the same time being channeled towards his vision. This is the fun of ‘Spray and Splatch it’ through which ART BY FRASK paints his own urban environments, walls, buildings, subway stations, illustrating the interaction of the urban with, and on, individuals.

Recently Andrea focused his work on a set of 30 X 30 cm paintings, the size of a vinyl record cover; each of them can exist on its own and within the same artwork. In addition to ongoing and forthcoming exhibitions, always in connection with the musical universe, he planned collaborations with musicians and will sign several record sleeves.

ART BY FRASK’s works are part of private and public collections.

 

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

 

 

2020   7eme Salon de la création, Rotary club Evian-Thonon, France

2020   Le Lac Léman, ARL, Thonon-les-Bains, France

2020   Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

2020   Lausanne Art Fair, represented by NdF Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland

2020   Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz, ARL, Thonon-les-Bains

2020   Art by Frask, Al tredici, Bissone, Switzerland

2020   Spray and Splatch It, Bleu Lézard, Lausanne, Switzerland