"In fact, back at school I used to be very shy, but through my paintings the others kids my age got to know me and I became popular… especially with the girls!""I was born and raised in the department of Apurimac, where my parents where artisans. When I finished high school I moved to Lima to study art, first at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, and then at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, where I received the silver medal for second place in 1990.
"That same year I decided to become a professional artist and exhibit my work for others to see. In fact, back at school I used to be very shy, but through my paintings the others kids my age got to know me and I became popular… especially with the girls!
"Back then I had another hobby, which was making my own toys, kites, cars, etc. I still make them, but these ones are for my own children.
"My style of painting is free of '-isms.' In other words, absolute freedom rules in every sense of the word: from the materials (oils, acrylics, mixed media) and techniques, to the themes. I don't fit into a specific style, even when I do something that is figurative I'll add other creative details which the viewer appreciates through a second glance.
"The motivation behind my art is manifold — it comes from a need to communicate, to show beauty through painting and I cannot deny the chromatic or commercial motivation that nowadays pervades the world of art such as consumer objects. What better way to do it as a way of life through something you enjoy doing?
"I try to convey my feelings, my vision of life and of the world through my paintings, and if I paint with sincerity I believe I will have achieved my objective. Art, to me, is an aesthetic means of expression that is sublime and pure.
"I have exhibited my work collectively and individually in Peru as well as in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, Austria and Brazil. Exhibiting internationally is a great source of pride, but it is also challenging because it takes me away from my family, sometimes for long periods of time.
"Shoppers are the best judges of one's work, so I invite you to check out Novica, as you will find many options. That said, I would like to thank you through this medium."
8 items by Franco Belli
Gold Tone Signed Abstract Painting by a Peruvian Artist
Occult Symbology, Gold Tone Signed Abstract Painting by a Peruvian Artist
Franco BelliFloating bubbles of color are painted against an abstract composition in tones of gold and brown in this fantastic painting by Peruvian artist Franco Belli. Drawing inspiration from the divine symbols...$609.99
Palm Tree Oil on Canvas Realism Painting Signed by Artist
Coconut Glow, Palm Tree Oil on Canvas Realism Painting Signed by Artist
Franco BelliTraveling through Caribbean isles, Franco Belli is inspired by the display of tropical colors, especially as the sun's rays caress a bunch of coconuts. Still ripening in the tree, the succulent fruit...$617.99
Original Jazz Musician Oil Painting from Peru
Creative Melody, Original Jazz Musician Oil Painting from Peru
Franco BelliA sax man blows golden melodies to guitar rhythms as two musicians conjure the creative magic in jazz. Franco Belli celebrates the musical form characterized by the genius of improvisation as the...$707.99
Abstract Amazon Jungle Scene in Oils on Canvas
Rebellious Seduction, Abstract Amazon Jungle Scene in Oils on Canvas
Franco BelliA busy canvas in deep, rich colors invokes the sensations of Peru's Amazon Valley, seen by watchful eyes. Franco Belli conjures whispering wings, bird calls and rustling leaves as jaguars pad silently...$609.99
Peruvian Stream of Consciousness Abstract Painting in Oils
Implosion, Peruvian Stream of Consciousness Abstract Painting in Oils
Franco BelliColonial arches and pre-Hispanic motifs appear amid explosions of color in a joyous abstract painting. By Franco Belli, it is an expression of the artist's own stream of consciousness. Feelings...$609.99
Original Signed Peruvian Fine Art Abstract Painting
Before Nightfall, Original Signed Peruvian Fine Art Abstract Painting
Franco BelliSpeaking in an abstract language, Franco Belli explores the imminence of night and its magic. Fields of white and grey host wispy shapes in red that float down the canvas, while distant lights glimmer...$609.99
Signed Realist Painting of a Ballerina from Peru
Ballerina, Signed Realist Painting of a Ballerina from Peru
Franco BelliInspired by the drama and elegance of one of the most famous dances in the world, ballet, Peruvian artist Franco Belli paints an evocative composition. Seated on a concrete block, a ballerina in a...$429.99
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"A stunning lively painting"
Another splendid artwork added to my collection of paintings from Franco Belli. Vivid colors and precise details make these hummingbirds almost alive. Customer service was also absolutely fabulous!
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