Francesca Salva Sala

I am currently based in Bristol, and my main interest is drawing and the relationship of shapes, marks and lines. My chosen media are graphite pencil, ink, watercolour, oil and printmaking.
I am inspired by news and current events, which lately has been covid-19. This was my final project.
Nowadays, I am focused on a totally different project.

Resting. A1 Monotype on the offset.

My approach in this technique is to extend my drawings, studying the evolution or development of them, where are they going? what are they suggesting me?

Melancholy. Charcoal study. Work on paper. 150x120cm

Working tones and large scale. Wash technique. “To my mind, one does not put oneself in place of the past, one only adds a new link.” – Paul Cézanne

The running. A2 oil on canvas.

“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.” – Joan Miró.

On the go. A4, soft pastels on intaglio printmakers ground.

“The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.” ― Woody Allen

Surgeons. A1 Lithography on aluminium plate.

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler

Concentration. A2 Monotype on the Offset.

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” – Magdalena Abakanowicz