#TBT – NYC ARTIST PORTFOLIO PART THREE – FRANCESCA DIMATTIO

#TBT – NYC ARTIST PORTFOLIO PART THREE – FRANCESCA DIMATTIO.

Re-discover our favourite stories once again, each week will bring you a new episode.

In a city where one of the primordial aspects for survival is constant challenge, these five
artists are doing what any New York artists can only do so best, rapidly and unapologetically evolving.
  

Although, 34 year-old Francesca DiMattio states that she remembers her dreams “almost every night”, surprisingly, according to her, don’t affect the work directly. Interested in the in-between spaces, like a true native New Yorker, she like things that are “difficult to pin down and a bit unstable.” And her work, a reaction against strict classical forms in the history of painting takes on a neo-cubistic and Baldessarian defiance in a world of vectors.
 
The artist, who studied at Cooper Union and Columbia University, has a futurist mentality of destroy-everything-you-know, “The state of dreams interests me more than the dreams themselves.” Through her oil paintings, where Japanese erotica silk screens interject with Lichtenstein and sculptures, DiMattio has found a new language where worlds of fear and fantasy converge, usually during a really good drug trip or, sorry DiMattio, deep in the stupor of sleep.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMERON KRONE
WORDS: MIGUEL FIGUEROA
FASHION EDITOR: SARAH COBB
HAIR & MAKE-UP: MUNEMI AT HONEY ARTIST
PHOTO ASSISTANT: RYAN MORRIS
ARTWORK COURTESY THE ARTIST