BIOGRAPHY

 

Andrea Fraschina was born in 1971 in Lugano. 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 is a self-taught artist. 

His works belong to the art movement of abstract expressionism and his references are those of the school of American artists of the 50s and 70s, from Rauschenberg to Pollock and, a few decades later, Basquiat. Artists who associate their art with a form of revolution. An internal revolution, a remedy to shoothe the tensions in this increasingly fast life, a way of reconciling with the world.

Andrea’s 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, underground cultures and creative impulses that comes directly from the street and urban environement.

Andrea uses materials recovered from warehouses and recycles them. He creates surfaces for his paintings with paper, cardboard, upon which he applies sprays and other acrylic paints, which he scratches and transforms. On his abstract canvases it is a raw improvised energy, whilst at the same time being channeled towards his vision.

Andrea Fraschina (ARTBYFRASK) is represented by NdF Agency / NdF Gallery (Switzerland) and Native Digital.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Andrea Fraschina works are part of private and public collections and are exhibited in contemporary art fairs and exhibitions, such as :

  • 2024, Salon d’Automne, 120 ans, 2023×2024, Paris, France
  • 2023 Exhibition Home Gallery, NdF Agency, Switzerland
  • 2023 Exhibition Paperworks, chez Liberart, NdF Agency, Carouge, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2023 Evento benefico con asta, ARTIST4KIDS, Museo in erba, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2023 Exposition, Vente Collective ”Les Gaillardes” Octobre Rose, MK Prod. Maryvonne Frauchiger, Yverdon, Switzerland
  • 2023 Andrea Fraschina, I colori del vento, dal punk all’astrattismo gestuale, Palazzo Comunale di Bioggio, Switzerland
  • 2022 Salon d’Automne, Paris, France
  • 2022 WopArt, NdF Agency, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2022 Exposition-Vente “Outside the Box”, Galerie “Atelier Ches’Art”, Cheseaux-Noréaz, Switzerland
  • 2021 Exhibition Andrea Fraschina aka Art by Frask, Teatro Di Banco, Bedigliora, Switzerland
  • 2021 Salon d’Automne, Paris, France
  • 2021 Salon d’Automne – Japon 2021, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2021 Exposition individuelle, L’Espace LARITH#25, NdF Agency, Chambéry, France
  • 2020 WopArt, Virtual Fair, NdF Agency, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2020 Le Léman, ARL, Les Pépites, Thonon-les-Bains, France